Lot # 169: 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel Willie Keeler Throwing

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 27 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2018",
which ran from 10/5/2018 5:00 PM to
10/28/2018 7:00 PM



Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Only two examples graded at this level, with just three cards graded higher by PSA. Presented is a magnificent example of one of the key rarities in the entire E90-1 American Caramel series (and of all caramel cards): the horizontal throwing pose of Hall of Famer Wee Willie Keeler. Reminiscent of Christy Mathewson in the 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack sets, Keeler is a key Hall of Famer who has two poses in E90-1 set. The portrait pose is relatively common. The horizontal throwing pose is extremely rare. This card is a stunner! It is bright and clean, both front and back, with a bold red background, even wear to the corners, and no creases. This is a tremendous example of a key Hall of Famer rarity from the most popular caramel-card set of the era that would be at home in any world-class caramel card or Hall of Fame card collection. The SMR value for the assigned grade is $1,100. We can't help but think that is low and simply does not consider the extreme rarity of this card. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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