1910 E103 Williams Caramel Ty Cobb

Sold For: $4,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 352

Item Year: 1910

Category: E Candy Cards

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Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Magnificent example of Ty Cobb, the key card of this very rare and classic 1910 era candy set. The E103 Williams Caramel set is easily distinguished from other caramel sets of the era by the bright red background highlighting each player's portrait. As noted on each card along the lower margin, The Williams Candy Company was in Oxford, Pennsylvania., and this candy was very likely issued on a somewhat regional basis. This fact almost certainly accounts for their great rarity. When they are found, they usually have serious condition problems, which is not surprising considering that these cards were issued to children one card per package with candy. This is an especially pleasing example for the grade assigned by SGC. Bright, clean, crisp, with a flawless image and a deep red background, well centered (with a very slight tilt to the picture), even wear to the corners, and a few unobtrusive creases including one across Cobb’s chest. The blank back is perfectly clean, with just a few tiny age spots (of little or no consequence). This is a very attractive example of one of Cobb's most desirable and rarest cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.


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