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1910 E98 Anonymous "Set of 30" Ty Cobb - PSA EX 5

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $8,813

Graded EX 5 by PSA. One of only two examples graded at this level by PSA with just one example graded higher. This extremely rare E98 "Set of 30" candy card features Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, one of the key cards from this highly elusive issue. The manufacturer of E98 is unknown. This rare caramel issue from 1910 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. This is a very strong card, perfectly clean both front and back, with four square corners (a touch of wear to the lower corners), an ever-so-slight diamond cut, a remarkably clean blemish-free surface, and a brilliant image set against a flawless bright blue background. Centered to the left (approximately 30/70 L/R). The back features the checklist for the set in crisp, bold brown print. The sharp cut suggests to us the possibility that this might possibly be a sheet-cut card, but the diamond-cut suggests the cut is natural, and we have never seen or heard of an E98 uncut sheet (or even a panel). This card has outstanding eye appeal! 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 an exceptionally strong Excellent E98 example of the legendary Ty Cobb, one of the key cards from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000+. SOLD FOR $8,813


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