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1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cut Eddie Collins
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $3,000
Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. Absolutely stunning and unbelievably high-grade E125 American Caramel Die-cut of Hall of Famer Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia Athletics. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the third example of Collins known to exist. REA's 2007 auction featured an example graded NM 84 by SGC as lot #213. That highest-graded example realized an extraordinary record price of $21,150. E125s have long been held in the highest esteem by advanced collectors both for their extreme rarity as well as for their very striking and unique design. They are so rare that the E125 set was not even known to exist until the 1960s. The fragile nature of all die-cut cards and the easily broken flaps at the base of E125s which allow them to stand make complete high-grade examples all the rarer. This is an extraordinary example of one of the few Hall of Famers of the set. This E125 Eddie Collins has survived complete, with all flaps intact. The stand-up flaps have never even been folded back. The card is bright and perfectly clean. The reverse of the card, which features a complete checklist of the Athletics in the set and advertising for American Caramels, is also bright and perfectly clean, with bold black text. Strong Near Mint overall appearance. This is a spectacular example of one of the rarest of all Eddie Collins cards, from one of the rarest and most condition-sensitive of all caramel-card issues. In our opinion it is among the most impressive-looking of all Eddie Collins cards. This outstanding Hall of Famer example is also one the finest E125 American Caramel cards of any player that we have ever seen in terms of condition. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,000
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