Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1916 M101-4 Sporting News & Blank Back Near Set (176/200) - A New To the Hobby Find! There is nothing more exciting than making a dramatic entrance. Granted, this one took 104 years but is no less grand and worth the wait. Offered is a fresh to the hobby solid, mid-grade 176-card nearly complete, set of M101-4 Sporting News and Blank Back baseball cards! (The Babe Ruth and Joe Jackson cards can be found elsewhere in this auction). The cards have been passed down through one family since 1916 when as best we are able to learn some lucky baseball fans received a 200-card set. While some cards have been lost to the ages we realized card #'s 1 through 40 (and no others) have blank backs and the remaining 136 cards all have "The Sporting News" backs. Missing from the collection were #'s 55 through 63, 65 through 73, 136 through 139. Note that #'s 87 Jackson and 151 Ruth were part of the collection but are not part of this presentation.

    Twenty-four cards have been graded by SGC. Includes: Graded - SGC NM 7: 2 cards, #'s 9 Baker, 188 Wheat; SGC EX-MT 6: 3 cards, #'s 4 Alexander, 17 Brown, 36 Comiskey; SGC EX+ 5.5: 1 card, #28 Carey; SGC EX 5: 4 cards, #'s 86 Huggins, 91 Johnson, 107 Mack, 186 Weaver; SGC VG-EX+ 4.5: 3 cards, #'s 90 Jennings, 184 Walsh, 195 Wood; SGC VG-EX 4: 7 cards, #'s 13 Bender, 32 Cicotte, 34 Collins, 41 Crawford, 97 Lajoie, 154 Schalk, 182 Wagner; SGC VG 3: 2 cards, #'s 164 Sisler, 169 Stengel; SGC GD 2: 2 cards, #'s 38 Cobb, 64 Gandil. Ungraded - #'s 54 Evers (VG), 84 Hooper (EX), 112 Maranville (VG/EX), 113 Marquard (VG), 116 McGraw (VG/EX), 142 Rixey (VG/EX), 144 Robinson (VG/EX), 146 Rousch (VG), 168 Stanage/Catching (VG) and 174 Tinker (VG). Grades 45% EX to EX/MT, 40% VG to VG/EX, 15% Lesser.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 32
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 530

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Dec 10, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 5 days left to consign to the 2021 August 21 - 22 Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I thought that Peter Calderon was very pleasant and had a very professional attitude.
    Jerold G.,
    Dripping Springs, TX
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search