E101 (1909) Anonymous Set of 50 Baseball Cards
Year of Issue: 1909
Set Size: 50 Cards
Card Size: 1-1/2” x 2-3/4”
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.
The E101 set is called the “Anonymous Set of 50” because the manufacturer is unknown. These rare cards share nearly identical designs with several other candy issued cards from the same era, such as Croft’s Candy, Dockman Gum and Nadja Caramels. The 50 players/poses are the same players/poses found in the E92, E102, and E106 sets.
Price Guide (Complete Set)
- Ty Cobb
- Nap Lajoie
- Christy Mathewson
- Joe Tinker
- Honus Wagner (batting and throwing)
- Cy Young
Errors & Variations
- Lobert is the toughest single to find