M-Cards (Magazine/Publication)


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

1930s M30 Seal Craft Discs
1899-00 M101-1 Sporting News Supplements
1909-13 M101-2 Sporting News Supplements
1915 M101-3 Sporting News
1916 M101-4 Sporting News
1916 M101-5 Sporting News
M101-6 Sporting News Mendelsohn
1926 M101-7 Sporting News Supplements
1932 M101-8 Sporting News Supplements
1939 M101-9 Sporting News Supplements
1910-11 M110 Sporting Life – Cabinet Cards
M113 Baseball Magazine Posters
M114 Baseball Magazine Posters
1910-11 M116 Sporting Life
1888 M117 Sporting Times
1935 M120 Detroit Free Press
1901-17 M128 Police Gazette Supplements
1911 M131 Baltimore News Newsboys Series

Uncatalogued Issues

1916 Altoona Tribune M101-4
1898 Baltimore Americans The National Game Base Ball Supplement
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
1896 The Journal Baseball Game Supplement
1929/1930 King Magazine (Multi-Sport/International)
1900 Minneapolis Times Baseball Game Die-Cuts Supplement
1890s The National Game Supplement
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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