1910 E103 Williams Caramel Honus Wagner

Sold For: $6,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 354

Item Year: 1910

Category: E Candy Cards

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Graded VG 3 by PSA. 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 located 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. This is an especially pleasing example for the grade assigned by PSA. Bright, clean, crisp, with a flawless image and a deep red background, centered 70/30 left to right (with a very slight tilt to the picture), even wear to the corners, and the most insignificant tiny crease in the border of the upper left corner. This is a rare and very attractive example of one of Wagner's most desirable and striking cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++.

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