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The Sporting News T206 Find

Forgotten but not Lost

  • May 11, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

When it comes to hundred-year-old baseball cards, even the most worn, torn, and "well-loved" examples can command solid value. At the end of April, a gentleman named Michael from Illinois contacted us through our website looking to sell a collection of about 100 T205 and T206 tobacco cards from 1909 to 1911. The Acquisition Years ago, Michael worked for The Sporting News, a sports website and former print magazine founded way back in 1886. The publication became so well known for covering baseball that it received the distinction, "The Bible of Baseball." Back

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1916 M101 Famous and Barr Baseball Cards

  • June 19, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1916 M101-5 Famous and Barr #95 Napoleon Lajoie HOF Athletics SGC 84 pop 1If you’re looking for cards that best portray baseball at the time they were issued, the M101-4 and M101-5 cards are a great choice. They were also quite an undertaking.  Produced by Felix Mendelsohn, they were sold as a promotional tool to several different companies, including The Sporting News.  Many had their business advertising placed on the back while others simply gave them out without spending money to have an ad printed. In the latter group was the

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