Lot # 177: 1910 E93 Standard Caramel Cy Young SGC EX+ 5.5

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM

Graded EX+ 5.5 by SGC. Highly graded example of Hall of Famer Cy Young in a batting pose from the highly desirable E93 Standard Caramel series. This card features Cy Young at the tail end of his great career. It is fascinating to note that while his team is listed as "Cleveland, Amer." on this card, Young is clearly pictured in a Boston Americans uniform (his jersey has the Boston Americans' "B A" logo across the chest). This 30-card set was issued in 1910 by the Standard Caramel Co. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Perfect registration, light corner wear, flawless colors, and centering toward the far right. The checklist reverse 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. This is a highly graded example of one of Cy Young's most interesting and popular cards, and one of the key Hall of Famers from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

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