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1910 E90-2 American Caramel Complete SGC-Graded Set Including Honus Wagner (11)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,555

Presented is a rarely offered complete set of 1910 E90-2 American Caramel Pirates, entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC. These extremely distinctive and rare "E" cards feature members of the World Champion 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates. The key card in the set is Honus Wagner. The example in this set is in a low grade, but it still has an extremely pleasing appearance. This is one of Wagner's rarest and most striking cards, and is especially popular as it features a portrait image very similar to that which appears on his famous T206 card. This is an extremely attractive mid-grade set with cards ranging in grade from SGC POOR 10 to SGC VG/EX 50 (as well as one SGC Authentic). Almost all have exceptional eye-appeal and many appear much stronger than their technically accurate assigned grades. The condition report is as follows: Three VG/EX 50: Babe Adams, George Gibson, and Ham Hyatt. Two VG 40: Tommy Leach and Owen Wilson. Two GOOD 30: Nick Maddox and Dots Miller. Three POOR 10: Fred Clarke (HOF, presentable with bold colors and evenly rounded corners, downgraded due to small pinhole near top border), Sam Leever, and Honus Wagner (HOF, extremely presentable with bold colors and evenly rounded corners, downgraded due to small pinhole near top border). One Authentic: Deacon Phillippe. Few caramel-card issues are as distinctive as E90-2 American Caramel Company cards. While closely related to the popular E90-1 American Caramel series, E90-2 is a separate set. All feature portraits of Pittsburgh Pirates players. The artworks which appear in E90-2 are among the most detailed of all caramel cards, and are far superior in quality at even a glance to that of most other caramel cards (including E90-1) and other card issues of the era. Though the cards in this set vary in grade, several cards are particularly strong, and most of even the lowest-graded examples have tremendous eye-appeal. Total: 11 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $3,555

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