Lot # 87: 1910 E98 Anonymous "Set of 30" Ty Cobb PSA VG-EX 4 - Green Background

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Presented is an attractive mid-grade example of Hall of Famer Ty Cobb from the E98 “Set of 30” candy-card issue. The manufacturer of E98 is unknown, and the set might 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 “Black Swamp Find” 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. This example displays a bold green background with a crisp image of Cobb, centering slightly toward the left, and honest corner wear. The checklist reverse is boldly printed and fairly clean. 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. An outstanding mid-grade example of key Hall of Famer Ty Cobb from this extremely desirable early twentieth-century candy issue.  Reserve $1,000.

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