Graded GOOD+ 35 by SGC. Presented is an extremely attractive lower-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 separate 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. The offered card features a vibrant blue background with a crisp image of Cobb, centering slightly toward the left, and honest corner wear. A few unobtrusive surface imperfections on the front and spots of discoloration on the reverse also factor into the assigned grade. 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. This is a strong E98 example of the legendary Ty Cobb, one of the key cards from this rare and desirable early 20th-century candy issue. Reserve $500.