Lot # 139: 1910 E98 Anonymous "Set of 30" Eddie Collins SGC NM/MT+ 8.5 - Red Background

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 16 (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 NM/MT+ 8.5 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level by SGC with just two graded higher! Presented is a stunning ultra-high-grade example of Hall of Famer Eddie Collins (Philadelphia Athletics) from the E98 “Set of 30” candy-card issue. The manufacturer of E98 is unknown, and the set may be easily confused with other caramel-card sets of the era (E93 and E94 specifically); this is an entirely different set even though it uses many of the same subjects and poses. For many years, E98s were among the scarcest of the 1910-era caramel cards, but the recent “Black Swamp Find” has changed the population dramatically. E98s have always been very desirable, and their increased availability and noteworthiness due to the find may have increased the demand as more collectors have become familiar with the set. Set against a brilliant red background, this card offers near-perfect centering with a crisp image and four razor-sharp corners. The reverse is clean and boldly printed. 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), caramel cards also tend to survive in a much lower grade, making this high-grade card of all the greater note. A superb NM/MT+ Hall of Famer example worthy of any world-class E98 set or type-card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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