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Lot # 187 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910 E125 American Caramel Die-Cut Tris Speaker

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,640.00

Extremely rare E125 American Caramel Die-Cut of Hall of Famer Tris Speaker of the Boston Red Sox. Issued by the American Caramel Co. circa 1910, the E125 set of die-cuts is so rare that it was not even known to exist until the 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 seven inches high and four 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 extraordinary example of one of the few Hall of Famers and the key Red Sox star of the set. Bright, crisp, and perfectly clean, front and back, with flaps never folded, just a hint of a surface crease at the neck visible only from the reverse, and a second small, very fine crease at Speaker's wrist, otherwise in Excellent condition. E125s have always been held in the highest esteem by advanced collectors both for their extreme rarity, as well as for their very striking and unique design. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $4,640.00

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