1910 E104-1 Nadja Caramels Eddie Plank
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,252
Extremely rare 1910 E104-1 Nadja Caramels Eddie Plank with "Swift" overprint on reverse. Do not be fooled by the SGC grade on this card! It has been downgraded from a much higher level due to the "Swift" overprint on the reverse as this is the grading policy of SGC. We grade this card Vg-Ex. This magnificent example of key Hall of Famer Eddie Plank from the extremely rare E104-1 Nadja Caramels series features a classic portrait image. E104-1 Nadja Caramels are among the rarest of all twentieth-century caramel issues. Produced to commemorate the Athletics’ 1910 championship season, the 18-card set features Philadelphia Athletics exclusively. The cards measure 1-1/2 x 2-5/8 inches, which is the standard size for tobacco issues. They are nearly identical to D359 Rochester/Williams Baking, and another related set of legendary rarity, T208 Fireside Tobacco. The card is bright and clean, with a deep blue background and crisp image. The card has no creases, even corner wear, and appears to be in Vg-Ex condition but, as noted above, has been downgraded by SGC to POOR 10 due to the purple ink stamp on the blank-back reverse, reading "Swift" with a street address and four figures, representing a specific retail store. It is a certainty that this establishment stamped these cards with its name and address for distribution with candy or just as promotional giveaways. This card clearly has an appearance stronger than its SGC-assigned grade. This is an extremely striking, very attractive example of one of the rarest of all Eddie Plank cards, worthy of the most advanced collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $2,252