Sporting Life

Notes: Fanatics’ Churchill Deal; Old Baseball Stuff Found; Graphers Miffed

Just ahead of the Derby, Churchill Downs has a new collectibles partner, a stash of baseball memorabilia is dusted off in BC and hounds are peeved at the Marlins.

A Honus for the Rest of Us: Affordable Wagner Cards

Can’t tackle the T206? Cracker Jacks confounding your cash flow? No worries. We’ve got ten cheap Honus Wagner baseball cards for you to chase.

Updated with Grades: 1911 Sporting Life Cards Found in Connecticut Attic

Apparently tucked away and forgotten, 13 cards from the 1911 Sporting Life M116 set discovered in an attic are about to be sold at auction.

Mile High Opens Extra Innings Auction

A look at some of the items up for bid in Mile High Card Company’s current auction, a warm-up to their annual fall event set to begin later this month.

M116 Sporting Life Cards Uncovered; Heading to Auction

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

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

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

Pre-War Rarities Top Goodwin Auction

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

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

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

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

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.