(Written by Sports Collectors Daily) – For those who make their living selling baseball cards, anywhere you find a great collection is a Field of Dreams. But when the caller on the other end of the line is from Iowa and beautiful, old black and white cardboard images come walking out of an Iowa cornfield, the story is the stuff of legend. A huge find of nearly 400 cards from the 1916 M101-4 Sporting News and 1917 Collins-McCarthy baseball card sets is on its way to auction after being discovered in the Hawkeye state and consigned recently to Mile High Auctions.
The cards were graded Wednesday at the PSA booth inside the National Sports Collectors Convention. Included is a complete set of 200 Sporting News cards including the Babe Ruth rookie card and Joe Jackson and 196 of the 200 cards in the Collins-McCarthy set. Many cards in the collection are now the finest known examples in PSA’s Population Report.