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1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel Collection Including Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner (85)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $6,463

Collection of fifty-four different (plus thirty-one duplicates, for a total of eighty-five cards) E90-1 American Caramel cards including fifteen Hall of Famers, highlighted by Ty Cobb, two Honus Wagners (batting and throwing), Christy Mathewson, and Cy Young. These cards are part of one of the most substantial original-owner caramel card collections we have ever offered. The entire collection of over 350 1910-era candy cards (plus over 200 tobacco cards) have been consigned to this auction (all appear in the Internet-only section of the auction), and have been saved for decades by the family of the original owner. The E90-1 set is the most widely collected of all 1910-era caramel issues. This is a mixed-grade collection, with condition ranging from Poor to Vg. We have selected eleven cards to be graded by SGC. Highlights: Bender (VG 40), Clarke - Pitt. (POOR 10, mislabeled by SGC as Phila.), Cobb (POOR 10), Collins (VG 40), two Crawford (VG 40 and Pr), Jennings (Pr), Lajoie (GOOD 30), Mathewson (FAIR 20), McLean (Pr), Plank (Pr), Shean (Fr), Tinker (Fr), Wagner - batting (POOR 10), Wagner - throwing (VG 40), Willis (GOOD 30), and Young - Cleveland (FAIR 20). The balance of the cards in this collection grade as follows: twelve cards are Vg, and fifty-eight are lesser (mostly Poor). This collection has an impressive concentration of key Hall of Famers and represents a very substantial start to collecting what is widely considered the most significant of all early candy card-card sets and one of the era's most difficult-to-complete sets. Overall relatively consistent and reasonably uniform in grade (as noted, ranging from Poor to Vg), with many cards having far superior eye-appeal than their technically accurate grades. Total 85 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

SOLD FOR $6,463


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