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Lot # 249 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel SGC-Graded Complete Set (25)

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $11,850

Extremely attractive complete set of E95 Philadelphia Caramel consisting of all twenty-five cards, highlighted by ten Hall of Famers, including by Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Eddie Plank. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). SGC Condition Report: One EX+ 70: Plank (HOF). Nine EX 60: Carrigan, Chance (HOF), Cicotte (Black Sox), Collins (HOF), Crawford (HOF), Doyle, Hoffman, Reulbach, and Willetts. Four VG/EX+ 55: Bender (HOF), Krause, Maddox, and Wiltse. One VG/EX 50: Mathewson (HOF). Two VG+ 45: Cobb (HOF) and McIntyre. Four VG 40: Evers (HOF), Leach, Merkle, and Morgan. One GOOD+ 35: Willis (HOF). Three GOOD 30: Devlin, Lord, and Wagner (HOF). This 25-card set was issued in 1909 by the Philadelphia Caramel Co. of Camden, New Jersey. The E95 set was almost certainly inspired by the great success that tobacco companies were having with their cards. This set is of special significance in that the E95 artwork was not reissued by other manufacturers, a practice that was so widespread with other “E” card issues. The designs used in E95 are unique to the set. These cards have a very distinctive look to them and the artwork is definitely a cut above their rivals of the time. Due to the thin stock on which they are printed, E95 Philadelphia Caramel cards are rarely found in high grade. This complete set is in tremendously consistent grade with all cards presenting with bright colors and crisp images and represents one of the most attractive complete sets of one of the era's most popular issues that we have ever offered. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grades is $12,505. Consigned directly from the family of legendary pioneer collector Paul Pollard. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$10,000. SOLD FOR $11,850

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