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Lot # 226 (226 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909 E92 Croft's Candy Ty Cobb - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $13,200

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC (submitted by REA). One of only two examples at this level with none higher! This rare Croft's Candy caramel issue from 1909 shares designs with several other closely related candy issues (Dockman & Sons, Nadja Caramels, etc.) from the same era. The offered example of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb is extremely attractive. Bright and clean, with vibrant colors, no creases, and excellent centering (particularly notable for this card). The back is also bright and clean, with bold text. The pose on this card is found within several other sets (E105 Mello Mint, E101, and E102) and is considered by many to be one of Cobb's most classic and desirable poses. Caramel cards in general are much rarer than tobacco cards of the era. Because they were issued with caramels one card per package and sold to children (as opposed to being sold to adults with tobacco), they also tend to survive in a much lower grade. This card originally appeared as lot #262 in REA's Spring 2014 auction (realizing $14,220), having been consigned by the family of Paul Pollard, one of the hobby's truly great pioneer collectors. It has been consigned to this auction directly from the estate of the purchaser at that sale. This is an extremely high-grade example of the legendary Ty Cobb from this rare candy issue, dating from the early days of Cobb's Hall of Fame career. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $13,200

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