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1927 E210 York Caramels Complete SGC-Graded Set Including Ruth and Cobb (60)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,994
Rarely offered complete sixty-card set of 1927 E210 York Caramels (Type 1) cards, including an incredible thirty-one Hall of Famers highlighted by Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. One of the few issues of the late 1920s and very rarely seen in complete set form. In fact, this is only the second complete set of E210 York Caramels that we have ever offered. All sixty cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC. The SGC grades in this set range from Poor to Ex condition (one Ex, eight Vg-Ex, sixteen Vg, sixteen Good, ten Fair, and nine Poor). Even the lowest-graded cards in this set are attractive cards. The SGC grades are as follows: One EX 60: #49 Goslin. Eight VG/EX 50: #14 Traynor, 15, 28 Speaker, 31, 32 Carey, 45 Johnson, 48, and 54 Sisler. Sixteen VG 40: #1 Grimes, 2, 6 Ruth (well centered, with even wear on the corners, a horizontal crease through the center, and heavy soiling on back; it is interesting to note that Ruth is actually pictured in a Boston Red Sox uniform on this card), 7, 9, 19 Bancroft, 21, 25 H. Wilson rookie (actually pictured is Art Wilson), 30 Haines, 36 Rice, 37, 41 Harris, 51, 53 Roush, 55, and 59. Sixteen GOOD 30: #3, 10 Sewell, 12, 16 Rixey, 18, 22 Heilmann, 24, 27 Cobb, 29, 33, 39, 44 Alexander, 46 Terry rookie, 50 Frisch, 52, and 60 (last card in set). Ten FAIR 20: #4 Faber, 5 Hartnett, 11, 13 Hornsby, 17, 40, 47 Collins, 56, 57 Coveleski, and 58. Nine POOR 10: #8 Pennock, 20 Kelly, 23 Schalk, 26, 34, 35, 38, 42 McGraw, and 43 Robinson. York Caramels issued this unusual set in 1927. The set is identical in design to several other issues of the era, such as Tharps Ice Cream, Sweetman, and Harrington's Ice Cream, but with advertising for the "York Caramel Co." of York, Pennsylvania, on the reverse. Collectors have always appreciated the rarity and primitive charm of this distinctive candy issue. York Caramels appear to have been regionally issued, as they are rarely found outside of the Pennsylvania area. This is a very attractive low- to mid-grade complete set of these distinctive and rare 1920s cards. Total: 60 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $4,994
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