1916 Sporting News (M101-5)

Number of
Required Items
204
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
09.439

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 Alexancer (#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).

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 98.04% 7.24 R 8.07 7.91
2 heritagesc 97.55% 7.23 R 8.06 7.87
3 memorylaneinc 94.61% 5.37 R 5.41 5.12
4 BBCards4U2 4.90% 7.80 8.90 0.44
5 1916 Sporting News (M101-5) 5.88% 5.67 6.08 0.36

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 BBCards4U2 4.90% 7.80 8.90 0.44
2 1916 Sporting News (M101-5) 5.88% 5.67 6.08 0.36