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Lot # 261 (261 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1910 E98 Anonymous "Set of 30" Christy Mathewson

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $4,200

Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. Presented is an E98 "Set of 30" candy card featuring Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, one of the key cards from this popular 1910-era issue. The manufacturer of E98 is unknown. Cards from this set may be easily confused with other caramel-card sets of the era (E93 and E94 specifically); this is an entirely different set even though it uses many of the same subjects and poses. Do not be fooled by the modest assigned grade! This is an extremely attractive example that presents as Vg-Ex from the front, with a flawless image set against a bold red background, light wear at the corners, and outstanding centering. A few small pieces of tape on the reverse account for the assigned grade. Caramel cards in general are much rarer than tobacco cards of the era. This is a superb and very attractive example of the legendary Christy Mathewson from this early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,200

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