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1910 E125 American Caramel Die-Cuts Boston Red Sox Collection (3)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,115

Collection of three E125 American Caramel Die-Cuts, each representing a player from the Boston Red Sox (three out of nine for a complete team subset), as follows: Ed Cicotte (tiny neck crease and broken below the knee, otherwise Ex), Harry Lord (tiny wrist crease, otherwise Ex-Mt), and Heinie Wagner (appears Vg, but technically Fair due to several creases and glue stains on the reverse). The stand-up flaps of all three cards are intact. Issued by the American Caramel Co. circa 1910, this set of die-cuts is so rare that it was not even known to exist among organized collectors until the late 1960s. They were issued one card per box of caramels, and vary slightly in size from card to card, depending on the player’s pose. The cards are designed with small moving parts, which fold back to allow players to stand. Most are approximately 7 inches high and 4 inches wide. The Red Sox are one of four teams featured in the set, and because of their bright red accents, are particularly striking for display. This is an exceptional trio of these almost-never-seen early candy cards, which are held in the highest esteem by advanced collectors both for their extreme rarity, as well as for their very striking and unique design. Total 3 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,115


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