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1916 M101-4/5 Sporting News Near-Complete Set (178 including 26 Hall of Famers!)

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $8,813

Collection of 178 different M101-4/5 Sporting News cards (113 cards from M101-4 Series and 65 cards from M101-5 Series), highlighted by twenty-six Hall of Famers, including Honus Wagner, Nap Lajoie, and Walter Johnson. An impressive 110 of the 178 cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (38), SGC (69), GAI (2), or BVG (1). The 1916 M101-4/5 sets are commonly referred to as issued by The Sporting News, but, as most collectors know, the sets were actually issued by several different companies. Cards were printed with advertising for regional issuers as well as with blank banks. Thirteen different advertising backs are represented in this collection (quantities in parenthesis): Block & Kuhl Co. (1), Globe Stores (9), Famous and Barr (21), Herpolsheimer (14), Weil Baking (8), Standard Biscuit (9), Indianapolis Brewing (2), Gimbels (2), Ware's (1), Holmes to Holmes (1), Morehouse Baking (3), Sporting News (10), and Successful Farming (3). This is a very substantial collection, with many highlights, from two of the most important sets from the 1910 era. In the following detailed listing we have broken down the cards by M101-4 and M101-5, though all players are different and together the two groups represent a near-complete set of M101-4/5. 1) 1916 M101-4 Sporting News (113 of 200 cards): #1 (Block & Kuhl back, SGC FAIR 20), 3 (PSA VG-EX 4), 6 (Morehouse Baking back, Pr), 7 (SGC EX 60), 8 (SGC VG/EX 50), 12 (Vg-Ex), 17 Brown (Globe Stores back, SGC GOOD 30), 18 (Weil Baking back, Gd), 19 (Famous and Barr back, Pr), 21 (Herpolsheimer back, PSA GOOD+ 2.5), 22 (Gd), 23 (Fr), 24 (Vg), 25 (PSA VG 3), 26 (SGC VG 40), 27 (Vg), 28 Carey (Globe Stores back, SGC NM 84), 30 (Gd), 32 Cicotte ("Black Sox" member, SGC EX/NM 80), 34 Collins (PSA VG 3), 35 (Herpolsheimer back, Vg), 36 Comiskey (Weil Baking back, SGC GOOD 30), 39 (SGC FAIR 20), 40 (Fr), 42 (SGC VG 40), 43 (SGC GOOD 30), 44 (Fr), 45 (Gd), 48 (Gd-Vg), 49 (SGC VG 40), 50 (Weil Baking back, SGC FAIR 20), 51 (Vg), 52 (PSA VG-EX 4), 54 Evers (Standard Biscuit back, SGC EX 60), 55 Faber (SGC Authentic), 57 (Sporting News back, SGC VG 40), 58 (PSA VG-EX 4), 60 (Morehouse Baking back, GAI FAIR 1.5), 61 (SGC GOOD 30), 62 (Fr), 64 Gandil ("Black Sox" member, SGC VG 40), 66 (Morehouse Baking back, GAI FAIR 1.5), 67 (Weil Baking back, Gd), 68 (Gd), 69 (Gd), 72 Griffith (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 73 (PSA EX-MT 6), 74 (SGC EX 60), 75 (Gd), 76 (SGC GOOD 30), 77 (PSA VG-EX 4), 78 (SGC VG 40), 79 (miscut, Gd), 80 (PSA EX-MT 6), 83 (SGC FAIR 20), 85 (Gd), 86 Huggins (SGC EX 60), 88 (Sporting News back, Vg), 91 Johnson (GAI EX-MT 6), 92 (SGC VG 40), 93 (Ex-Mt), 94 (Vg), 98 (PSA VG-EX 4), 99 (Herpolsheimer back, Vg), 101 (Sporting News back, Gd), 104 (Gd), 106 (Sporting News back, Gd), 109 (Herpolsheimer back, Gd-Vg), 112 Maranville (Globe Stores back, SGC NM+ 86), 113 Marquard (PSA VG-EX 4), 115 (Gd), 117 (Fr), 120 (Fr), 121 (Vg), 122 (Herpolsheimer back, Vg), 124 (SGC VG 40), 126 (Gimbels back, Gd-Vg), 130 Indianapolis Brewing back, Vg), 131 Herpolsheimer back, Vg-Ex), 134 (Herpolsheimer back, Gd), 138 (Weil Baking back, Vg), 141 (Weil Baking back, SGC GOOD 30), 142 Rixey (Herpolsheimer back, SGC GOOD 30), 143 (SGC VG 40), 144 Robinson (Herpolsheimer back, SGC GOOD 30), 145 (Indianapolis Brewing back, SGC FAIR 20), 146 Roush (Sporting News back, SGC EX 60), 147 (Herpolsheimer back, SGC POOR 10), 148 (Herpolsheimer back, SGC POOR 10), 150 (Vg-Ex), 152 (Sporting News back, Pr), 155 (Herpolsheimer back, SGC GOOD 30), 157 (Sporting News back, Gd), 158 (Gimbels back, SGC FAIR 20), 161 (Sporting News back, Pr), 166 (Weil Baking back, SGC VG 40), 172 (Sporting News back, SGC EX 60), 174 Tinker (PSA VG 3), 177 (Ware's back, SGC VG/EX 50), 178 (Weil Baking back, SGC POOR 10), 180 (Vg), 181 (SGC GOOD 30), 182 Wagner (Globe Stores back, SGC FAIR 20), 183 (Globe Stores back, SGC GOOD 30), 187 (Globe Stores back, SGC VG/EX 50), 188 Wheat (Globe Stores back, SGC GOOD 30), 189 (Vg), 192 (Vg), 193 (SGC VG 40), 196 (Globe Stores back, SGC FAIR 20), 198 (Sporting News back, PSA NM 7), 199 (Globe Stores back, SGC FAIR 20), and 200 Herpolsheimer back, Fr). 2) M101-5 Sporting News (65 of 200 cards): #4 Alexander (Famous and Barr back, SGC VG 40), 5 (Standard Biscuit back, PSA PR-FR 1), 8 Baker (PSA VG 3), 9 Bancroft (SGC VG 40), 27 (Holmes to Holmes back, SGC POOR 10), 28 Chance (Standard Biscuit back, PSA VG-EX 4), 30 (Standard Biscuit back, SGC GOOD 30), 32 (SGC POOR 10), 36 (PSA EX 5), 37 (SGC VG 40), 39 (PSA EX-MT 6), 42 Crawford (SGC POOR 10), 45 (SGC VG 40), 46 (Vg), 48 (PSA EX-MT 6), 54 (PSA VG-EX 4), 57 Felsch ("Black Sox" member, Standard Biscuit back, PSA EX 5 [MC]), 60 (Successful Farming back, SGC Authentic), 64 (SGC GOOD 30), 70 (PSA EX-MT 6), 71 (Herpolsheimer back, Vg), 80 (Famous and Barr back, SGC GOOD 30), 81 (SGC VG 40), 88 (Gd-Vg), 93 (Famous and Barr back, Vg), 94 (SGC FAIR 20), 95 Lajoie (SGC VG 40), 105 Mack (SGC POOR 10), 106 (PSA VG-EX 4), 107 (PSA EX 5), 108 (Famous and Barr back, PSA GOOD+ 2.5), 111 Marsans (Famous and Barr back, PSA VG 3), 114 McGraw (Famous and Barr back, PSA VG 3), 116 (Ex-Mt), 120 (SGC NM 84), 123 (Famous and Barr back, SGC VG 40), 125 (PSA EX 5), 130 (Successful Farming, PSA GOOD 2), 132 (PSA EX-MT 6), 134 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 136 (Standard Biscuit back, PSA PR-FR 1), 140 (PSA VG-EX 4), 149 (PSA EX 5), 153 (PSA EX 5), 154 (PSA VG-EX 4), 157 (Standard Biscuit back, SGC POOR 10), 158 (Successful Farming back, SGC FAIR 20), 161 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 162 (Famous and Barr back, Fr), 163 (Famous and Barr back, Pr), 164 (Famous and Barr back, Fr), 165 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 167 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 169 (PSA VG-EX 4), 170 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 172 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 173 (Famous and Barr back, Gd), 175 (PSA VG-EX 4), 178 (Famous and Barr back, Pr), 179 (Famous and Barr back, Fr), 187 Walsh (Standard Biscuit back, SGC VG 40), 188 Weaver ("Black Sox" member, Famous and Barr back, SGC GOOD 30), 191 (Standard Biscuit back, Vg), 192 (PSA VG-EX 4), and 195 (PSA VG-EX 4). This near-complete set is the result of a tremendous collecting effort by a very dedicated long-time collector over a period of many years. This is an extremely substantial collection that naturally has a tremendous break value, and represents a very close to complete collection of all subjects appearing in the classic 1916 M101-4/5 set. Total: 178 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $8,813


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