Lot # 105: 1911 M116 Sporting Life Tris Speaker PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Newman Auction",
which ran from 6/12/2021 11:00 AM to
7/10/2021 7:00 PM




(LOT 105)
1911 M116 Sporting Life Tris Speaker PSA 8 NM-MT

GRAY EAGLE!!! What makes this PSA NM-MT 8 Sporting Life Tris Speaker offering extra special is the virtually never seen iconic Speaker portrait image struck by the legendary photographer Carl Horner! Indeed, other than Speaker's near-impossible Carl Horner cabinet, this Speaker pose eluded nearly every major cardboard issue. We can only account for its legendary presence on the aforementioned Horner cabinet (try and find one of those), and Speaker's ultra-elusive c.1910's UNC strip card. Add the fact that this M116's lofty "8" assessment joins a mere 5 other examples as the finest of its kind, with not a sole copy besting this magnificent offering! A bona-fide testament to the "Gray Eagle's" remarkable legacy, it is no secret among historians that along with Cobb, Mays, DiMaggio, Mantle and Griffey Jr., Speaker truly resides as one of our National Pastime's greatest all-time centerfielders. His 3,514 safeties to the tune of an incredible .345 lifetime batting average more than substantiate that notion, and this miraculous PSA 8 offering is the perfect testament for his momentous standing. Sparkling pastel hues, pack-fresh surfaces and a razor-sharp perimeter are the highlights of this "rare for the grade" offering that seldom surfaces in any grade, let alone an assessment that places it at the top of the illustrious PSA "Pop" charts!

MIN BID $1,500
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