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Lot # 248 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1910 E93 Standard Caramel SGC-Graded Complete Set (30)

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $6,518

Rarely seen complete set of E93 Standard Caramel, miraculously assembled decades ago by one of the truly great collectors in the early days of the organized hobby. All thirty cards have been graded by SGC (submitted by REA). This 30-card set was issued in 1910 by the Standard Caramel Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The E93 set is closely related to several other candy sets from the era which share the same format and, in many cases, the same player image. Like most 1910-era tobacco and "E" card issues, E93 Standard Caramel Company cards each measure approximately 1.5 x 2.75 inches. The set is comprised almost exclusively of Hall of Famers and stars. SGC Grading Composite: Two VG/EX+ 55: Brown (HOF) and Donovan. Two VG/EX 50: Chase and Wiltse. Two VG+ 3.5: Cobb (HOF) and Phillippi. Six VG 40: Collins (HOF), Griffith (HOF), Joss (HOF), Lajoie (HOF), Mathewson (HOF), and McGraw (HOF). Two GOOD+ 35: Jennings (HOF) and Plank (HOF). Three GOOD 30: Dooin, Tinker (HOF), and Young (HOF). Two FAIR 20: Delehanty and Leach. Three POOR 10: Ames, Coveleskie, and Jones. Eight Authentic: Bender (HOF), Chance (HOF), Clarke (HOF), Evers (HOF), Gibson, Pastorious, Waddell (HOF), and Wagner (HOF). The eight cards graded "Authentic" show evidence of a slight trim but otherwise present Vg or better (except Wagner, which is Pr). Because they were issued with candy to kids, one card per package, caramel cards in general tend to survive in far lesser condition than their more common tobacco-card counterparts. E93 Standard Caramel is one of the most popular and colorful of all "E" card issues. This is an extremely attractive mixed-grade set with many highlights and with most cards appearing better than their technically accurate SGC-assigned grades. The equivalent SMR value for 22 of the 30 SGC-graded cards (not including the eight Authentic cards and factoring in the eight half grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $6,380. Consigned directly from the family of legendary pioneer collector Paul Pollard. Total: 30 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $6,518


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