M-Cards (Magazine/Publication)

Introduction

001M-Cards are issues from magazines and publications. Because many of these were often inserts in publications, most are photos/supplements and other types of inserts – not standard trading cards.

The M-Cards are different from others in that they are dominated by the aforementioned supplements. Inserting baseball cards became commonplace in the post-war era with magazines such as Sports Illustrated for Kids. But in the pre-war era, most publications chose to insert larger supplements and pictures instead.

While many of the supplements are beautiful issues, one downside is that they were often printed on thin paper. Because of that, the supplements will often be found creased and with rips or tears. It is easy to damage these fragile issues and they should be stored with a higher-than-usual amount of protection.

Arguably, the most popular M-Cards are the Sporting News M101 series. However, the popular M116 Sporting Life set isn’t far behind.

Catalogued Issues

M30 Seal Craft Discs
M101-1 Sporting News Supplements
M101-2 Sporting News Supplements
M101-3 Sporting News
M101-4 Sporting News
M101-5 Sporting News
M101-6 Sporting News Mendelsohn
M101-7 Sporting News Supplements
M101-8 Sporting News Supplements
M101-9 Sporting News Supplements
1911 M110 Sporting Life – Cabinet Cards
M113 Baseball Magazine Posters
M114 Baseball Magazine Posters
1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life
1888 M117 Sporting Times
1935 M120 Detroit Free Press
M128 Police Gazette Supplements
1911 M131 Baltimore News Newsboys Series

Uncatalogued Issues

1916 Altoona Tribune M101-4
1914 Baltimore News
1896 Boston Sunday Globe Die-Cuts Sheet
1937 Cleveland Press Indians Album
1916 The Globe M101-4
1923 John McGraw My Thirty Years in Baseball Promo Card
1929-1930 King Magazine (Multi-Sport/International)
1916 New York World Leaders in Baseball
1924 Oakland Tribune Walter Johnson
1925 Oakland Tribune Walter Johnson
1929 Shonen Club Babe Ruth Postcard (International)
1916 Successful Farming M101-5
Uncatalogued Supplements
1910 Washington Times

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