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It's a Wonderful Sporting Life: The 1910-11 M116 Collection

Including Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson!

  • December 29, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1910-11 M116 Ty CobbYou Can't Always Get What You Want There are some collections that we want to buy, but we just cannot reach agreement with the seller on them.  Whether it be that the owner thinks it is worth more or they just have a certain price that they want for it regardless of market value, we cannot always have a meeting of the minds.  But sometimes, when we're not able to buy what we want, we may be able to reach agreement on another

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1911 M116 Sporting Life Eddie Collins HOF Pastel Background PSA 6

  • March 29, 2013
  • Leighton Sheldon

1911 M116 Sporting Life Eddie Collins HOF Pastel Background Philadelphia PSA 6If you followed baseball in the first half of the 20th century, you knew Eddie Collins. He was simply among the greatest ever to play the game.  In fact, many consider him to be the greatest second baseman of all-time. This week, you’ll find   one of his best cards among our eBay listings:  a 1911 M116 Sporting Life ‘pastel background variation’, graded PSA 6. It’s one of only 57 ever

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1910 M116 Sporting Life Christy Mathewson

  • July 22, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1910 M116 Sporting Life Christy Mathewson Blue Background New York SGC 60Five years after his legendary performance in the 1905 World Series in which he pitched three shutouts, a feat that’s never been matched, Christy Mathewson appeared in a series of cards issued by The Sporting Life. A rival to The Sporting News, the paper offered readers the chance to trade four pennies for a set of 12 of these cards, catalogued as the 1910 M116 series.  Matty was clearly one of the prizes as the first of 24 mini sets

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1910 M116 Sporting Life Baseball Cards

  • June 15, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1910 M116 Sporting Life Roger Bresnahan Blue Background St. Louis SGC 84 pop 2While the American Tobacco Company was trying to entice cigarette smokers by inserting cards into packages during the 1909-1911 era, there was another battleground for the sports fan’s dollar going on. The Sporting News and The Sporting Life were two competing sports weeklies during the era and in 1910, the latter publication chose to use baseball cards to woo fans. Every week, The Sporting Life offered readers the chance to mail in a coupon from the paper in

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