Lot # 125: 1910 E105 Mello-Mint Gum Dave Shean

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Modestly graded sample card of 1910 E105 Mello-Mint featuring Dave Shean of the Boston Doves. This card is part of an exciting, fresh-to-the-hobby collection consigned to this auction by the family of a Midwestern collector who built his impressive collection over a period of many decades, beginning as a young boy in the 1930s. The E105 Mello-Mint set is one of the rarest of all 1910-era candy-card issues. Because Mello-Mints are printed on such thin stock, they are usually found crinkled or creased. Graded POOR 1 by SGC (submitted by REA), the obvious condition flaws include light creasing, rounded corners, and surface chipping on the front and back. The Mello-Mint advertisement on the back is boldly printed in green against an off-white background. E105s tend to survive in very modest condition. This is a presentable sample from one of prewar-card collecting's most condition-sensitive candy-card issues. Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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