Lot # 187: 1915 E106 American Caramel Rube Marquard

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 13 (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 VG/EX 4 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level by SGC with just one higher! Outstanding E106 example of Hall of Famer Rube Marquard with the New York Giants. 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. These cards have glossy surfaces, which are very susceptible to cracking. This example displays even wear to the corners, a bold red background, near-perfect registration, and excellent centering. Very faint crease accounts for the assigned grade. The text on the reverse is centered to the extreme right edge. 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, E106 American Caramel Company cards are considerably rarer than most traditional "E" cards. This is an exceptional example of Hall of Famer Rube Marquard from this extremely rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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