View Full Version : 1915 and 1916 Sporting News

01-18-2004, 09:39 AM
Posted By: <b>William Oesterritter</b><p>How do you tell one from the other? Both look identical to me.<BR><BR>Thanks

01-18-2004, 10:09 AM
Posted By: <b>Julie</b><p>Lew Lipset once sold me a blank-backed Ruth (S.N.) and said it was the 1916. Much later, I asked him how he knew, and he said he got in in a bunch of cards which had different-pose cards among them, and those WERE 1916.

01-18-2004, 03:45 PM
Posted By: <b>fkw</b><p>Its easy, Both sets are 1916, thats the way they are listed now in catalogs. The real question..... is it a M101-4 or M101-5, thats where you need to compare the number and even then there is a good number of players that have the same number in both sets, so on some cards you'll never know. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14>

01-18-2004, 07:32 PM
Posted By: <b>Julie</b><p>So you have to go by the designation--but you're still left in the same pickle!