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1910-11   M116   Sporting Life


Year(s) Published: 1910-11
Hobby Designation:   M116
Set Name: Sporting Life
Card Size (inches): 1-1/2 x 2-3/4
Number of Cards in Set: 275+
Est. Value (common; VG): $55

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Set Summary
  • White-bordered cards with player and team listed at bottom
  • Unnumbered set of hand-tinted black-and-white player portraits
  • Many player poses are the same as found in the T206 set
  • Some pastel and blue background variations
  • Cards were packaged and sold in 24 series of 12 cards each
  • Each series was distributed in an envelope with series checklist
  • Cards are found with 3 back variations (see table below)
  • M116 -- The Three Back Variations
    Type 1 Type 2 Type 3
    Back Example
    Text Near Top... When you think... If you want... Over 300 Subjects
    Found in Series... 2-5, 7-9, 13, 18 1-6, 10-12, 14-17 1, 6, 7, 8, 19-24
    1) Tim Newcomb, "1910-12 M116 Sporting Life: A (Mostly) Pastel Treasure," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #18 (Winter, 2009, p. 14-21)
    2) "M116 Sporting Life Master Checklist Bumped to 400 Cards," Old Cardboard eNewsletter, Issue #111 (July 2013), Item #2

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