1915/16 M101-5 Sporting News

The 1915/16 Sporting News M101-5 baseball series consists of 200 cards, each measuring 1-5/8” by 3”. Each piece hosts a sepia image with the player’s name, team, position and the card number identified at the lower white border. The set was offered as a marketing promotion by C.C. Spink and Son, publishers of The Sporting News, with the backs either blank or carrying one of several different advertisements, such as one for the Famous and Barr Co., a boys’ clothing store located in the St. Louis area. The M101-5 series lays claim to one of the cornerstones of the card collecting hobby – the rookie card of Babe Ruth (#151) – viewed as one of the hobby’s most important relics. It is further anchored by cards for stars and Hall of Famers Grover Cleveland Alexander (#4), Frank Baker (#8), Dave Bancroft (#9), Max Carey (#26), Frank Chance (#28), Johnny Evers (#55), Joe Jackson (#86), Walter Johnson (#90), Nap Lajoie (#95), Connie Mack (#105), Rube Marquard (#110), John J. McGraw (#114), Eppa Rixey (#142), Casey Stengel (#171), Jim Thorpe (#176), Honus Wagner (#184) and Buck Weaver (#188).  There are three instances of two players having the same card number: #12 Beals Becker and Lute Boone, #23 Mordecai Brown and Forrest Cady, and #186 Bobby Wallace and Zach Wheat.

SET LIST

# CARD NAME
1 Babe Adams
2 Sam Agnew
3 Eddie Ainsmith
4 Grover Alexander
5 Leon Ames
6 Jimmy Archer
7 Jimmy Austin
8 J. Franklin Baker
9 Dave Bancroft
10 Jack Barry
11 Zinn Beck
12 Lute Boone
12 Beals Becker
13 Joe Benz
14 Bob Bescher
15 Al. Betzel
16 Roger Bresnahan
17 Eddie Burns
18 Geo. J. Burns
19 Joe Bush
20 Owen Bush
21 Art Butler
22 Bobbie Byrne
23 Forrest Cady
23 Mordecai Brown
24 Jimmy Callahan
25 Ray Caldwell
26 Max Carey
27 George Chalmers
28 Frank Chance
29 Ray Chapman
30 Larry Cheney
31 Eddie Cicotte
32 Tom Clarke
33 Eddie Collins
34 "Shauno" Collins
35 Charles Comisky (Comiskey)
36 Joe Connolly
37 Luther Cook
38 Jack Coombs
39 Dan Costello
40 Harry Coveleskie (Coveleski)
41 Gavvy Cravath
42 Sam Crawford
43 Jean Dale
44 Jake Daubert
45 Geo.A.Davis Jr.
46 Charles Deal
47 Al Demaree
48 William Doak
49 Bill Donovan
50 Charles Dooin
51 Mike Doolan
52 Larry Doyle
53 Jean Dubuc
54 Oscar Dugey
55 Johnny Evers
56 Urban Faber
57 "Hap" Felsch
58 Bill Fischer
59 Ray Fisher
60 Max Flack
61 Art Fletcher
62 Eddie Foster
63 Jacques Fournier
64 Del Gainer (Gainor)
65 Larry Gardner
66 Joe Gedeon
67 Gus Getz
68 Geo. Gibson
69 Wilbur Good
70 Hank Gowdy
71 John Graney
72 Tom Griffith
73 Heinie Groh
74 Earl Hamilton
75 Bob Harmon
76 Roy Hartzell
77 Claude Hendrix
78 Olaf Henriksen
79 John Henry
80 "Buck" Herzog
81 Hugh High
82 Dick Hoblitzell
83 Harry Hooper
84 Ivan Howard
85 Miller Huggins
86 Joe Jackson
87 William James
88 Harold Janvrin
89 Hugh Jennings
90 Walter Johnson
91 Fielder Jones
92 Bennie Kauff
93 Wm. Killefer Jr.
94 Ed. Konetchy
95 Napoleon Lajoie
96 Jack Lapp
97 John Lavan
98 Jimmy Lavender
99 "Nemo" Leibold
100 H.B. Leonard
101 Duffy Lewis
102 Hans Lobert
103 Tom Long
104 Fred Luderus
105 Connie Mack
106 Lee Magee
107 Al Mamaux
108 Leslie Mann
109 "Rabbit" Maranville
110 Rube Marquard
111 Armando Marsans
112 J. Erskine Mayer
113 George McBride
114 John J. McGraw
115 Jack McInnis
116 Fred Merkle
117 Chief Meyers
118 Clyde Milan
119 Otto Miller
120 Willie Mitchel (Mitchell)
121 Fred Mollwitz
122 J. Herbert Moran
123 Pat Moran
124 Ray Morgan
125 Geo. Moriarty
126 Guy Morton
127 Ed. Murphy
128 John Murray
129 "Hy" Myers
130 J.A. Niehoff
131 Leslie Nunamaker
132 Rube Oldring
133 Oliver O'Mara
134 Steve O'Neill
135 "Dode" Paskert
136 Roger Peckinpaugh
137 E.J. Pfeffer
138 Geo. Pierce (Pearce)
139 Walter Pipp
140 Derril Pratt (Derrill)
141 Bill Rariden
142 Eppa Rixey Jr.
143 Davey Robertson
144 Wilbert Robinson
145 Bob Roth
146 Ed Roush
147 Clarence Rowland
148 "Nap" Rucker
149 Dick Rudolph
150 Reb Russell
151 Babe Ruth
152 Vic Saier
153 "Slim" Sallee
154 "Germany" Schaefer
155 Ray Schalk
156 Walter Schang
157 Chas. Schmidt
158 Frank Schulte
159 Jim Scott
160 Everett Scott
161 Tom Seaton
162 Howard Shanks
163 Bob Shawkey
164 Ernie Shore
165 Burt Shotton
166 George Sisler
167 J. Carlisle Smith
168 Fred Snodgrass
169 Geo. Stallings
170 Oscar Stanage
171 Charles Stengel
172 Milton Stock
173 Amos Strunk
174 Billy Sullivan
175 Chas. Tesreau
176 Jim Thorpe
177 Joe Tinker
178 Fred Toney
179 Terry Turner
180 Jim Vaughn
181 Bob Veach
182 James Viox
183 Oscar Vitt
184 Hans Wagner
185 Clarence Walker
186 Bobby Wallace
186 Zach Wheat
187 Ed. Walsh
188 Buck Weaver
189 Carl Weilman
190 Geo.Whitted
191 Fred Williams
192 Art Wilson
193 J. Owen Wilson
194 Ivy Wingo
195 "Mel" Wolfgang
196 Joe Wood
197 Steve Yerkes
198 Rollie Zeider
199 Heiny Zimmerman
200 Ed. Zwilling