Lot # 143: 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner Throwing

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Graded FAIR 1.5 by GAI. The rare Dockman & Sons caramel issue from 1909 shares designs with several other closely related candy issues (Croft's Candy, Nadja Caramels, etc.) from the same era. The offered card of Hall of Famer Honus Wagner (throwing pose) displays vibrant colors, a bold image, and even wear at the corners (more in the upper right). The reverse has paper loss from evidence of album removal. There is a small tear from the bottom edge that has been repaired with a piece of clear tape on back. 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 tend to survive in a much lower grade. Despite the aforementioned flaws, this remains a very presentable example of the legendary Honus Wagner from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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