1915 E106 American Caramel Bob Bescher SGC EX/NM 80 - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 260

Item Year: 1915

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none graded higher by either PSA or SGC! Superb high-grade sample card of Bob Bescher of the New York Giants from the exceptionally rare 1915 E106 American Caramel issue, which shares designs with several other closely related candy issues (Croft's Candy, Nadja Caramels, Dockman & Sons, etc.) from the same era. These cards have glossy surfaces, which are very susceptible to cracking. The offered example is perfectly clean both front and back, with light wear to the corners, vibrant colors, no creases, and outstanding centering. The back is also bright and clean, with bold text. 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. In addition to being issued a few years later than most caramel cards, E106 American Caramel Company cards are considerably rarer than most traditional "E" cards. This is an exceptional high-grade sample card from this extremely rare prewar issue. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.


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