* 1981 Sporting News Conlon Set (100 cards)

1981 Sporting News Conlon Set
Format = 4" x 5"
Approximate Value = $100. with case, $90. without case

This set of 100 cards was sold directly into the hobby by The Sporting News in a slip-cover case for $50. The blank-backed cards measure 4" x 5" and feature a sepia-toned photo surrounded by a 1/4 inch white border. The photos were the first of several uses on baseball cards of The Sporting New's archives of ballplayer photos taken by Charles Martin Conlin between 1915-1935. The Sporting News logo appears at the top of the card. At the bottom are the player's names, team at the time photo was taken, and position played for the season indicated. A card number appears at the lower right.

Please download the 1981-1988 checklist to find the players included in this set.