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1921 and 1922 E121 American Caramel - Series of 80 and 120 SGC-Graded Collection (116 including 32 Hall of Famers!)

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $9,988

Rarely offered extremely substantial collection of ninety different (plus twenty-six duplicates) E121 American Caramel cards (108 cards from Series 80 and 8 cards from Series 120), highlighted by thirty-two Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, and Rogers Hornsby. All 116 cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC. Forty-five of these cards are the highest-graded examples in the SGC Population Report. Each unnumbered card, which measures 2 x 3.25 inches, features a black-and-white photo of the player. This is an exceptionally impressive collection of cards from one of the most substantial and important sets from the 1920s. These are the classics of the early 1920s! 1) 1921 E121 American Caramel Series of 80 (82 of 121 cards plus twenty-six duplicates for a total of 108 cards): Two EX/NM 80: Johnston and Kilduff. Four EX+ 70: Bodie, Dauss, Johnson/throwing (HOF), and Severeid. Twenty-one EX 60: Bancroft/leaping (HOF), Geo. Burns, Daubert, Doak, Faber/white uniform (HOF), Gardner, Groh, Holke, Jacobson, Killefer, Leibold, Mamaux, Maranville (HOF), McInnis, two Rice (HOF), two Schalk (HOF), Strunk, Wood, and Young. Seventeen VG/EX 50: Bagby, George Burns, Griffith, Hornsby (HOF), Jennings (HOF), Judge, Kerr, O. Miller, Morton, Rixey (HOF), Schang, Scott, Stock, Vaughn/white hat, Wambsganss, Whitted, and Wingo. Fifty-six VG 40: Bagby, two Baker (HOF), Bancroft/leaping (HOF), George Burns, Carey (HOF), Cobb/Mgr., looking right (HOF), E. Collins (HOF), R. Collins, Daubert, Dauss, Deal/white uniform, Doak, Donovan, Evers/Mgr. (HOF), Frisch (HOF), Gardner, Gleason, two Heilmann (HOF), Hollacher, Hooper (HOF), Huggins (HOF), Judge, Lavan, Mamaux, Mays (May), two Milan, O. Miller, Myers, O'Neill, Peckinbaugh/incorrect name, two Pipp, Pfeffer/St. Louis, Roush/C.F. (HOF), Sallee/no glove, Schang, Schupp/name correct, Scott, Sisler/batting (HOF), Speaker/Mgr. (HOF), Stock, Terry, Thomas, Toney/trees, Tyler, Vaughn/white hat, Veach/glove in air, Vitt, Wheat (HOF), two Williams, Wingo, and Wood. Five GOOD 30: Bush, McGraw (HOF), Speaker/Mgr. (HOF), Veach/glove in air, and Vitt. Two FAIR 20: Alexander/right arm forward (HOF) and Graney. One POOR 10: "Babe" Ruth (HOF). 2) 1922 E121 American Caramel Series of 120 (8 cards): One EX 60: Rounnel (Rommel). Three VG/EX 50: Hoyt (HOF), Meusel, and E. Miller. Four VG 40: Danforth, Harper, Shea, and Walker. The condition varies but ,as can easily be seen, most cards have an appearance far stronger than their technically accurate SGC-assigned grades. These cards are apparently very easy to grade harshly. Even the lowest-graded cards in most cases are very attractive, and a card such as the Babe Ruth (graded POOR 10) is a beautiful card that could at a glance be mistaken for Vg (and has been graded Poor only due to a circular tear with no paper loss in the lower right portion of the card, which has no impact on Ruth's image). This is a sharp-looking group! Such large collections of E121 are rarely seen or offered. In fact, this is one of the largest collections of E121 American Caramels we have ever offered! This collection could provide the foundation for the assembly of an outstanding complete set, or easily be broken up. The thirty-two Hall of Famers (including Ruth, Cobb, and Johnson) all alone add up very quickly. Total: 116 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000++. SOLD FOR $9,988

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