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1910 E103 Williams Caramel Honus Wagner

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $7,800

Graded VG 3 by PSA. Only one graded higher! E103 Williams Caramel of Honus Wagner, one of the key cards of this very rare and classic 1910-era candy set. This is one of Honus Wagner's most striking cards, featuring a portrait image reminiscent of the pose which appears on his famous T206 card. The E103 set is easily distinguished from other caramel sets of the era by the deep red background highlighting each player's portrait. As noted on each card along the lower margin, the Williams Candy Company was located in Oxford, Pennsylvania; this candy was very likely issued on a somewhat regional basis, which would account for the cards' great rarity. When they are found, they usually have serious condition problems, which is not surprising considering that these cards were issued to children, one card per package of candy. This is one of the finest examples known of this important card. The PSA population report numbers speak for themselves: A total of seventeen E103 Wagners have been graded in the history of PSA, and only one example (a single EX 5) has ever graded higher than the offered card. Even more important, this is an especially attractive card for the grade assigned by PSA. Bright, crisp, and clean, with a flawless image centered slightly to the bottom, even wear to the corners, and no creases. Clean reverse. This is an exceptionally rare and very attractive example of one of Wagner's most desirable and striking cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+.

SOLD FOR $7,800

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