Graded MINT 9 by SGC. Presented is an exceptional ultra high-grade example of Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb 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 actually increased the demand as more collectors have become familiar with the set. The card is perfectly preserved, with outstanding color, an extremely bold red background, near-perfect centering, flawless registration, and four razor-sharp corners. The reverse is perfectly clean and boldly printed. This card has outstanding eye appeal! 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, making this high-grade card of all the greater note. A superb ultra high-grade E98 example of the legendary Ty Cobb, one of the key cards from this rare and desirable early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+.