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M116 Sporting Life Cards Uncovered; Heading to Auction

M116 Sporting Life

A Midwestern family uncovered a treasure trove of 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life cards, still in their original envelopes including several Hall of Famers.

Memory Lane Auction Set to Open with Some of Hobby’s Heavy Hitters

1952 Bowman Mantle PSA 10

More than 1,000 lots will be up for bid including the Rocky Mountain Collection, a fresh collection of 1911 Sporting Life, vintage unopened material and more.

1970s Unopened Cases, Boxes Headliners at Collect Auctions

Topps 1976 baseball vending case

Another group of still unopened 1970s cases and boxes are up for grabs at Collect Auctions.

Pre-War Rarities Top Goodwin Auction

1888-89 Old Judge Mike King Kelly

A rare Old Judge Mike ‘King’ Kelly cabinet card from 1888-89 brought the biggest price in Goodwin and Company’s latest auction but it wasn’t the only rarity.

Grammar Police No Match for Wee Willie’s Cards

Wee Willie Keeler T206 with bat

Pick up a Wee Willie Keeler baseball card and you’ll touch an image of one of early pro baseball’s best hitters.

It’s a Deal: Group of Rare, Valuable Vintage Cards Will Head to Market

Cy Young cabinet Sporting Life

Dozens of rare baseball cards will come on the market beginning next month after a Florida collector sells off his stash.

News & Notes: Second Chance at Local Auction Yielded Valuable Wagner Card

Box auction Wagner Sporting Life 1911

A collector who thought he’d missed out on a local auction steal got a second chance when the 1911 Sporting Life Honus Wagner Cabinet card came up for auction again a week later.

T-3, Sporting Life Card Sets, Ruth Signed Baseballs Highlight Mile High Winter Auction

Babe Ruth 1933 Goudey card

The third best Turkey Red and Sporting Life card sets on PSA’s Registry join other vintage rarities and Babe Ruth memorabilia in a newly-launched auction from Mile High Card Co.

History of The Sporting Life and its Baseball Cards


The Sporting Life newspaper was born from the mind of Francis Richter, who believed America was crazy about its games. With a successful career in journalism by 1883, he set up the publication that covered all sports but focused in on the wildly popular game of baseball. By the latter part of the decade, The Sporting […]

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.