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1916 M101-5 Famous and Barr Hall of Famer and Black Sox SGC Collection (12), Including Lajoie
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,629
Offered is a collection of twelve 1916 M101-5 Famous and Barr cards: eleven high-grade Hall of Famers and one future “Black Sox” from this scarce set, each graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA): #4 Grover Alexander (EX 60), 10 Dave Bancroft rookie (M101-4, EX 60), 13 Chief Bender (M101-4, EX 60), 17 Mordecai Brown (M101-4, EX+ 70), 42 Sam Crawford (EX+ 70), 56 Johnny Evers (EX 60), 56 Urban Faber rookie (EX+ 70), 57 Happy Felsch rookie (EX+ 70), 83 Harry Hooper (NM 84), 85 Miller Huggins (EX/NM 80), 89 Hughie Jennings (EX+ 70), and 95 Napoleon Lajoie (NM 84). Each is bright and clean, both front and back, with square corners. The 1916 Famous and Barr set is an extremely scarce issue. The set is identical in design to M101-4 and M101-5 Sporting News, but with advertising on the reverse for the "The Boys’ Clothes Store of St. Louis - Famous and Barr Co. – St. Louis Foremost Boys’ Clothes Store." The St. Louis-based Famous and Barr Company was one of several regional advertisers to issue both the M101-4 and M101-5 series cards, and almost all Famous and Barr examples known are M101-5s. These cards were saved by the father of our consignor. Her family originally lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and her father personally got these cards in 1916 directly from the Famous and Barr Company! This is an extremely high grade collection of twelve 1916 Famous and Barr cards, each the highest-graded example. Total: 12 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.
SOLD FOR $5,629
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