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1910 E125 American Caramel Die-cuts Collection Including Clarke (5)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,444
Collection of five E125 American Caramel Die-cuts, highlighted by Hall of Famer Fred Clarke, and including a representation of three of the four teams issued (Giants, Pirates, and Phila A's). Most cards have an appearance far superior to their technical grades. The lot consists of the following: Al Bridwell, N.Y. (glue repair on right ankle and tiny wrist crease, otherwise Vg-Ex); Fred Clarke, Pitts. (crease across his neck and left knee, and a small spot of white paint on the reverse, otherwise appears Ex); Fred Merkle, N.Y. (only the third example known to exist, Vg condition); Cy Seymour, N.Y. (neck crease, otherwise Vg-Ex); and Ira Thomas, Phila. (Vg). The stand-up flaps of all five cards are intact and have never been folded back. E125 die-cuts are among the rarest of all 1910-era candy issues. No full set is known to exist, and due to their considerable rarity, even the checklisting of the set is still a work in progress some ninety years after its issue. This group is new to the organized hobby. Our consignor was a casual collector as a youngster, mostly collecting then-modern cards, and somehow found these at a flea market over twenty years ago. He's had them ever since! This is an exceptional collection of five of these extremely rare and uniquely designed 1910-era baseball die-cut caramel cards. Total: 5 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,444
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