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1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel Rarity: Mitchell, Cincinnati
Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $3,231.25
Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. One of only four examples graded at this level with just two graded higher. One of the legendary rarities of candy cards, from the E90-1 American Caramel series, Mitchell, Cincinnati has long been recognized as one of the key rarities of the E90-1 American Caramel candy card series, and in the early days of organized collecting was often referred to by collectors as the "Honus Wagner of E cards." Bright and clean, both front and back, with a brilliant yellow background, no caramel stains, even wear to the corners (predominately upper left), full borders, and with the slightest hint of a diamond cut. The reverse is also perfectly clean with bold black print. A tiny surface chip along the bottom affects the “inn” lettering on the team name “Cincinnati.” This is a very strong example of this legendary key rarity from the most popular caramel-card set of the era. This card (and E90-1s in general) are rarely found in high grade. Today collectors recognize many cards as being of various degrees of rarity in the E90-1 set, but Mitchell, Cincinnati (along with the Joe Jackson rookie card, also from the same set) will always be the most famous key rarity of the classic E90-1 American Caramel set. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231.25
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