Lot # 196: 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel SGC-Graded Partial Set (15/25) Including Four Hall of Famers

Starting Bid: $300.00

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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

Presented is a very attractive and uniformly graded near-complete set of E95 Philadelphia Caramel consisting of fifteen of the twenty-five cards in the set, including four Hall of Famers. Missing ten cards for completion: Bender, Cicotte, Cobb, Collins, Doyle, Hofman, Krause, Mathewson, Plank, and Wagner. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC. SGC Grading Report: One VG+ 45: Devlin. Five VG 40: Chance (HOF), Evers (HOF), McIntyre, Merkle, and WIltse. One GOOD+ 35: Crawford (HOF). Three GOOD 30: Carrigan, Maddox, and Willetts. Three FAIR 20: Leach, Lord, and Morgan. Two POOR 10: Reulbach and Willis (HOF). This 25-card set was issued in 1909 by the Philadelphia Caramel Co. of Camden, New Jersey. The E95 set was almost certainly inspired by the great success that tobacco companies were having with their cards. This set is of special significance in that the E95 artwork was not reissued by other manufacturers, a practice that was so widespread with other “E” card issues. The designs used in E95 are unique to the set. These cards have a very distinctive look to them and the artwork is definitely a cut above their rivals of the time. Due to the thin stock on which they are printed, E95 Philadelphia Caramel cards are rarely found in high grade. This high-quality collection represents a very substantial and relatively affordable start to collecting one of the era's most popular sets. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grades is $1,615 (factoring the five half-grades at the lower whole-grade level). Total: 15 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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