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1927 E210 York Caramels Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,856.00

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Rare candy card of Babe Ruth from one of the few issues dating from the late 1920s. Harshly graded Good by SGC, the card does have some light horizontal creasing and minor corner wear, but has an overall Vg to Vg-Ex appearance. It is interesting to note that Ruth is actually pictured in a Boston Red Sox uniform on this card. York Caramels issued this unusual set in 1927. The set is identical in design to Tharps Ice Cream, Sweetman, and W502, but with advertising for the "York Caramel Co." of York, Pennsylvania, on the reverse. Collectors have always appreciated the rarity and primitive charm of this distinctive candy issue. York Caramels appear to have been regionally issued, as they are rarely found outside of the Pennsylvania area. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,856.00

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