Lot # 171: 1910 E98 Anonymous "Set of 30" Cy Young SGC NM/MT 8 - Green Background

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2020",
which ran from 11/20/2020 12:00 PM to
12/6/2020 6:00 PM

Graded NM/MT 8 by SGC. Presented is a stunning high-grade example of Cleveland Naps Hall of Famer Cy Young from the E98 “Set of 30” candy-card issue. This well-known card actually mistakenly pictures Irv Young. 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 flawless green background, this example displays a bold image, with outstanding centering and four sharp corners. The checklist on the reverse is 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. This is a remarkable high-grade example of key Hall of Famer Cy Young from this extremely desirable early twentieth-century candy issue.  Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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