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1910 E90-3 American Caramel Near-Complete SGC-Graded Set (15 of 20)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,875

Presented is an extremely rare near-complete set of 1910 E90-3 American Caramel: fifteen different of the twenty cards in the set (missing only Archer, Dougherty, Gandil, Hahn, and Payne for completion), all graded by SGC. The E90-3 American Caramel set is actually even rarer than the E90-1 series (except for the key rare cards in the set) or the E90-2 Pittsburgh series cards. This is truly a set unto itself, slightly different in design from the other American Caramel cards and featuring only Cubs and White Sox players, including Hall of Famers Mordecai Brown, Frank Chance, Johnny Evers, Joe Tinker, and Ed Walsh. We think this set is very much overlooked simply because the set is rare and the prefix of its catalog designation (E90) is shared by E90-1 and E90-2, both sets which are actively collected and get all the attention. In forty years of specializing in vintage cards, we have never had a complete set of E90-3 to offer. We can't say that about too many early sets. This is a very substantial collection of these extremely distinctive and rare "E" cards, comprised of fifteen of the twenty cards in the set. SGC grading composite: One EX 60: Johnny Evers (HOF). Four VG 40: Mordecai Brown (HOF), Schulte, Sheckard, and Joe Tinker (HOF, green background). Five GOOD 30: Frank Chance (HOF), Overall, Smith, Steinfeldt, and Zeider. Two FAIR 20: Blackburne and Cole. Two POOR 10: Hofman and Ed Walsh (HOF). One Authentic: Purtell. A rare opportunity to acquire a near-complete set of fifteen different cards (out of twenty in the set) of one of the rarest of all 1910-era candy issues. Total: 15 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

SOLD FOR $5,875

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