Lot # 82: 1910 E103 Williams Caramel Honus Wagner SGC VG/EX 50 (Nagy Collection)

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Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Pedigreed from the Frank Nagy Collection. Only two examples graded higher! E103 Williams Caramel of Honus Wagner, one of the keys of this very rare and classic 1910-era candy set. This is one of Wagner's most striking cards, featuring a portrait image reminiscent of the pose that appears on his famous T206 card. The E103 set is easily distinguished from other caramel sets of the era by the deep-red background highlighting each player's portrait. As noted on each card along the lower margin, The Williams Caramel Company was located in Oxford, Pennsylvania. This candy was very likely issued on a somewhat regional basis, which would account for the cards' great rarity. When they are found, they usually have serious condition problems, which is not surprising considering that these cards were issued to children one card per package of candy. This is one of the finest examples known of this important card. The SGC population report numbers speak for themselves: A total of twenty-two E103 Wagners have been graded in the history of SGC, and only two examples (an EX 5 and VG/EX+ 4.5) have ever graded higher than the offered card. Even more important, this is an especially attractive card for the grade assigned by SGC. Bright, crisp, and clean with a flawless image centered toward the top right, even wear to the corners, and crease-free. The blank back is clean. This is a rare and very attractive example of one of Wagner's most desirable and striking cards. Reserve $2,500.

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