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1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cuts Boston Red Sox Collection (5)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $11,750.00

Collection of five E125 American Caramel Die-cuts, each representing a player from the Boston Red Sox (five out of nine for a complete team subset), as follows: Harry Lord (tiny neck crease, otherwise Ex), Amby McConnell (appears Ex, but technically Vg-Ex due to several tiny creases), Harry Niles (Vg), Jake Stahl (broken at wrist which is reinforced with paper on the reverse, otherwise Ex), and Heinie Wagner (Ex). The E125 of Jake Stahl in this lot may look particularly familiar to collecting scholars: This is the very example which appears as the plate specimen on the title page of Lew Lipset's classic The Encyclopedia of Baseball Cards Volume 2, Early Gum & Candy Cards. The stand-up flaps of all five cards are all intact and have never been folded back. 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. This is an exceptional group 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 5 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $11,750.00

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