Lot # 123: 1910 E103 Williams Caramel Ty Cobb (Nagy Collection)

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 54 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Pedigreed from the Frank Nagy Collection. Magnificent example of Ty Cobb, the key card of this very rare and classic 1910 era candy set. The E103 Williams Caramel set is easily distinguished from other caramel sets of the era by the bright red background highlighting each player's portrait. As noted on each card along the lower margin, The Williams Candy Company was in Oxford, Pennsylvania., and this candy was very likely issued on a somewhat regional basis. This fact almost certainly accounts for their great rarity. When they are found, they usually have serious condition problems, which is not surprising considering that these cards were issued to children one card per package with candy. This is an especially pleasing example for the grade assigned by SGC. Bright, clean, crisp, with a flawless image and a deep red background, well centered (slightly to the left), even wear to the corners, and a light stain on the lower right border. The blank back has glue residue along the left edge. This is a very attractive example of one of Cobb's most desirable and rarest cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.

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