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1909-1911 M101-2 The Sporting News Collection (25) Including Jackson, Cobb, and Wagner
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,113
Outstanding collection of twenty-five M101-2 Sporting News supplements, in high grade for this issue, highlighted by seventeen Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner, and the legendary "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. The collection consists of the following: 1909: Chance (HOF), Wagner (HOF), E. Collins (HOF), Speaker (HOF), Brown (HOF), and Chase. 1910: Evers (HOF), Joss (HOF), Konetchy, Cobb/Wagner (HOF, one of the most famous images in baseball featuring Ty Cobb shaking hands with Honus Wagner during the 1909 World Series), Mack (HOF), Plank (HOF), Bender (HOF), and McGraw (HOF). 1911: Doyle, Joe Jackson, Marquard (HOF), Alexander (HOF), and Snodgrass. 1912: Wheat (HOF), Red Sox team, Giants team, Griffith (HOF), and Hermann. 1913: Schalk (HOF). This sepia-toned premium set was issued with the Sporting News between the years 1909 and 1913. Each premium was issued on only a single day and is dated in the upper right or left. Their method of issue and thin paper stock on which they are printed make these unusual and striking premiums particularly susceptible to damage. This lot is highlighted by Joe Jackson, the key to the M101-2 set and one of only a handful of vintage Joe Jackson issues. The Jackson premium was issued on March 23, 1911, and features the future Black Sox legend with the Cleveland Americans. Jackson has a very light and unobtrusive crease just above his cap and several creases along the top edge. While technically in Very Good condition, the condition flaws are minor and the premium has a strong Excellent appearance. The twenty-four remaining premiums (with few exceptions) are also very strong, technically ranging from Gd to Vg-Ex, averaging Very Good overall, with flaws that are extremely minor, and with a far stronger Excellent appearance in most cases. M101-2 Sporting News premiums are large, fragile, and easily damaged. For this issue, this is a very impressive-looking and high-grade group. There are only 100 M101-2s in the entire set. Dimensions: each approximately 9.75 x 8 inches. Total: 25 supplements. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,113
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