1911 Sporting Life Wagner Card Sold for $8700

…no, not that Wagner. This is a 1911 Sporting Life (M116) in fairly high grade. It’s heading to a new home after an auction.

M116 Sporting Life Honus Wagner baseball card The Sporting News had a major competitor in “Sporting Life” in the first part of the 20th century. To boost readership, the Sporting Life offered 24 series of 12 cards to it’s readers at a hefty price of 4 cents per series during 1910 and 1911.

It took a lot more than that for a bidder to nail down a PSA 6 copy of a Sporting Life Honus Wagner in an auction on eBay.

Somewhat similar to the T206 cards of the era, the Sporting Life set included 287 total subjects including variations. The unnumbered set had a Wagner card issued with a blue or pastel background. The blue background is more difficult and sold for $8710.14 with ten bidders competing.

PSA has graded a total of 25 blue background Wagners with 8 being the highest grade ever awarded.

Are we crazy or does this seem like a bargain?

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