1888 M117 Sporting Times Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title M117 Sporting Times
Year 1888
Size 4 1/2″ x 7 1/4″
Images Black and White
Type Publications
Number in Set

M117 Sporting Times Overview

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The M117 Sporting Times set is an incredibly rare issue from the late 1800s.

Card have a black and white image over various light-colored background.s There isn’t much text on the cards and it’s easy to miss. Only the player name and team is on the front as well as a short note identifying the cards as being a courtesy of the Sporting Times.

These can be found individually or as the cover of a scorecard. As Old Judge Auctions noted, the cards are almost always found trimmed and missing the white borders found in the scorecard edition.

If you’re looking for these cards you’re mostly out of luck. While some do occasionally come up for auction, many of the known examples are in the collection of former collector Jefferson Burdick and not available for sale, residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

M117 Sporting Times Checklist

Here is a complete checklist of the set.

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