E102 (1908) Anonymous

e102 Ty Cobb e102 Ty Cobb back

E102 (1908) Anonymous Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Unknown

Year of Issue: 1908

Set Size: 29 Cards

Card Size: 1-1/2” x 2-3/4”



Set Description

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 considered an anonymous set because the manufacturer is unknown. The set is widely considered to be the first set distributed by candy makers. Many consider the Ty Cobb of this set to be his rookie card, however since the distribution dates are not exactly known, there is debate amongst collectors whether this is the case.

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, E101, and E106 sets.

e102 Christy Mathewson e102 Nap Lajoie
e102 Honus Wagner Batting e102 Honus Wagner Throwing
e102 Johnny Evers e102 Joe Tinker
Price Guide (Complete Set)
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Key Rookies
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Key Stars
  • Ty Cobb
  • Nap Lajoie
  • Christy Mathewson
  • Joe Tinker
  • Honus Wagner (batting and throwing)
Errors & Variations
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Important Notes
  • Miller Fielding is tough to find
  • Wagner (throwing) is tough to find
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2 Responses to “E102 (1908) Anonymous”

  1. Dr. Ed Staver says:

    So is the 101 or 102 set considered to be Cobbs Rookie…The writing was a little confusing… Thanks again Ed

  2. Rito Ochoa says:

    I recently purchased a Ty Cobb E102. But the card has a blank back. I noticed that many of the E102 cards have a checklist on back. What would be th reason for this?


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