1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Honus Wagner - Throwing

Sold For: $1,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 240

Item Year: 1909

Category: E Candy Cards

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The rare Dockman & Sons caramel issue from 1909 shares designs with several other closely related candy issues (Croft's Candy, Nadja Caramels, etc.) from the same era. The offered card of Hall of Famer Honus Wagner (throwing pose) is a very attractive example. Presenting as Ex-Mt, this example displays a crisp image, with centering only slightly to the left and strong corners with light touches of wear at the tips. The reverse is boldly printed and well centered. We believe that a slight trim is the sole reason that the card has been encapsulated by PSA as "Authentic." 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 tend to survive in a much lower grade. This is a very pleasing yet relatively affordable example of the legendary Honus Wagner from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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