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Lot # 297 (297 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1915 E106 American Caramel Honus Wagner Throwing

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,920

Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. The exceptionally rare 1915 E106 American Caramel issue shares designs with several other closely related candy issues (Croft's Candy, Nadja Caramels, Dockman & Sons, etc.) from the same era. Offered is an incredibly rare example of key Hall of Famer Honus Wagner (throwing). To date, only fifteen examples Wagner's throwing pose have been graded by PSA. These cards have glossy surfaces which are very susceptible to cracking and severe condition problems, and as such, the majority of these examples are graded Fair, Poor, or Authentic. Only three examples (including the offered card) grade GOOD with just three higher (two VG and one EX). Bright and clean, with vibrant colors and outstanding centering; evenly rounded corners and vertical creasing are responsible for the assigned grade. The back is clean, with bold text. 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. In addition to being issued a few years later than most caramel cards, and being particularly prone to condition issues due to their glossy surfaces, E106 American Caramel cards are also considerably rarer than most traditional "e" cards. This is an extremely scarce example of the legendary Honus Wagner from this very rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,920

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