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1910 E105 Mello-Mint Honus Wagner
Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $3,818.75
Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Very attractive medium-grade example of Hall of Famer Honus Wagner from this extremely rare candy issue. Because Mello-Mints are printed on such thin stock they are almost always found crinkled or creased. This is an extremely attractive example of one of the key Hall of Famers in the set. The card is bright and clean, both front and back, with deep, bright colors, evenly rounded corners, and only the slightest crease in background. The card has 30/70 left to right centering, with an ever-so-slight diamond cut. The Mello-Mint advertisement on the back is boldly printed in green against a brilliant off-white background. The E105 Mello-Mint set has two different poses of Honus Wagner (batting and throwing). This example features Wagner in a batting pose ("s.s." listed as his position). This same batting pose was also used for E90-1 American Caramel Company and E92 Dockman & Sons. While we've never seen this mentioned before, we think the colors on Mello-Mints appear slightly bolder than cards of the same designs from related sets. Caramel cards in general are rarely found in high grade, and this is especially so with Mello-Mints. This is a magnificent example of Honus Wagner, and a particularly strong looking card for the grade, from one of prewar-card collecting's most condition-sensitive candy card issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $3,818.75
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