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1921 E121 American Caramel (Series of 80) Harry Heilmann

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $470

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. One of only two examples graded at this level by PSA, with just one example graded higher. E121 American Caramel of Harry Heilmann, one of the key cards from one of the classic caramel sets of the early 1920s. Heilmann is featured in full uniform running down a fly ball. In 1921 Heilmann stepped up to the plate 602 times and lead the league with a .394 batting average, beating out both Ty Cobb (.389 average) and Babe Ruth (.378). Heilmann was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1952, having earned his place among baseball's immortals with his .342 lifetime average and four batting titles (including batting .403 in 1924) over 17 seasons. E121 American Caramel cards are rarely found this sharp, especially since these cards were sold in packs of caramel to youngsters, one card per package. Bright and clean, both front and back, with four square corners, outstanding picture quality, and centered towards the left border (30/70 L/R) with a very slightly tilt to the image. The back is also perfectly clean with bold black text. This is an extremely attractive high-grade example of Harry Heilmann dating from one of his best hitting seasons, issued by American Caramel during an era in which there were very few card sets issued. The SMR is $325, which seems very low, suggesting to us that either the SMR is wrong (likely), or this card is currently very undervalued. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $470

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