1910 E103 Williams Caramel Honus Wagner

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 351

Item Year: 1910

Category: E Candy Cards

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E103 Williams Caramel of Honus Wagner, one of the key cards of this very rare and classic 1910-era candy set. This is one of Honus Wagner's most striking cards, featuring a portrait image reminiscent of the pose which appears on his famous T206 card. The E103 set is easily distinguished from other caramel sets of the era by the deep red background highlighting each player's portrait. As noted on each card along the lower margin, the Williams Candy Company was in Oxford, Pennsylvania; this candy was very likely issued on a somewhat regional basis, which would account for the cards' 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 of candy. Graded POOR 10 by SGC, the card is bright, crisp, and clean, with a virtually flawless image, even wear to the corners, outstanding centering, and no creases. The blank reverse has spots of paper loss from album removal. This is an exceptionally rare and very attractive example of one of Wagner's most desirable and striking cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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