Lot # 23: 1916 M101-5 Morehouse Baking Co. #176 Jim Thorpe SGC 1 PR – The Only Known Example on Any Professional Grading Pop Chart!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2024 Rarities Auction",
which ran from 4/11/2024 9:00 AM to
5/4/2024 7:00 PM




(LOT 23)
1916 M101-5 Morehouse Baking Co. #176 Jim Thorpe SGC 1 PR – The Only Known Example on Any Professional Grading Pop Chart!

UNIQUE THORPE!!! The only known 1916 M101-5 Morehouse Baking Co. #176 Jim Thorpe rookie, this extraordinary SGC 1 proudly boasts unique stature, synonymous with the immortal Jim Thorpe's standing as the greatest athlete of his time! A sports icon, Thorpe not only dominated various 1912 Olympic events but played professional baseball and football as well. In 1950, the Associated Press named Thorpe the world's greatest athlete and placed him third in their top athletes of the century vote. Morehouse Baking Co. is among the rarest of all M101-4/5 sets, with only 50+ documented examples for all 200 subjects. True, while a multitude of severe creases and significant corner wear account for the grade, it is the right to own Thorpe's legendary M101-5 batting pose coupled with a Morehouse Baking ad back that steals the show, with this only known example one of the hobby's rarest issues!

MIN BID $2,500
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