1911 M110 Sporting Life
Frank Chance

This issue featuring Cubs Hall-of-Fame legend Frank Chance is one of six cards within the M110 set. Published circa 1911 by The Sporting Life weekly newspaper, this set was issued as a premium complement to the much larger M116 series. These 5-5/8" x 7-1/2" "Cabinet" cards feature player action poses on the fronts, and a Sporting Life ad-back. Cards from the M110 set are very rare in any condition, and virtually unobtainable in medium to high grade.

Frank Chance enjoyed a superb 18-year career (1898-1914 and 1923) as both a player and manager. He led the Cubs to National League championships in 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1910, and a World Series championship in 1907 and 1908. Perhaps his most enduring legacy is being the first baseman for the iconic double-play combination of Tinker to Evers to Chance.

This is the finest PSA graded example. In fact, of the six copies of this issue that PSA has certified in all grades, the next highest example is rated GOOD 2. The centering is near perfect - both ways. Corner quality is outstanding for the issue, and the edges are quite clean with just some very minor abrasions present. The interior surface quality on both the front and back is superb overall, with just a small patch of rippling at about 10:00 on the left border. The printing and artwork are spectacular. Chance's image is sharp and crisply detailed, while the pastel coloration is absolutely vibrant. Finally, the navy-blue printing on the back is exceptionally bold and sharply impressed.

Price: $14,950.00
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