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1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel Addie Joss - Rare Pitching Pose

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,058

Graded VG-EX+ 4.5 by PSA. Only one example graded at this level by PSA, with just four examples graded higher! Extraordinary mid-grade example of Hall of Famer Addie Joss in the rare pitching pose from the highly desirable E90-1 American Caramel series. Similar to the Cracker Jack of Mathewson that was issued in two poses (though one in the #144 set and the other in the #176 set), Joss is a key Hall of Famer that has two poses in the E90-1 set. The horizontal pitching pose is incredibly rare, and is one of the key extreme rarities of the entire E90-1 set. We believe the E90-1 horizontal pitching pose of Joss is rarer than even Joe Jackson in this set, and the PSA Population Report supports this theory very strongly: only twenty-six rare Joss horizontals in all grades have ever been graded, versus a total of fifty-seven Joe Jacksons. E90-1 American Caramel is one of the most challenging of all caramel-card sets to complete, specifically because the set includes a number of extremely rare cards such as the horizontal Addie Joss pitching pose card. When we see near-complete sets of E90-1, both Joss (horizontal pose) and Jackson are almost always missing. Joss is one of the most desirable of all E90-1 rarities, one of the most desirable of all Hall of Famers in the set, and, of course, is also one of the rarest and most desirable of all cards of Addie Joss. The card is bright and crisp, both front and back, with even wear to the corners, flawless colors, and a very light crease on the top left portion of the card. There is a touch of paper loss in the upper left on the back. This is a sharp-looking example of a key Hall of Famer rarity from the most popular caramel-card set of the era. We do not believe the extreme rarity and value of some cards in the E90-1 set, including the rare horizontal pitching pose of Joss, are accurately reflected by the values currently listed in SMR. The SMR value of the common portrait pose of Joss in PSA VG-EX 4 is $650. The SMR value for the rare E90-1 Joss horizontal pose in the same grade is $900 (there is no SMR value for the VG-EX+ 4.5 grade). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,058

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