E105 (1910) Mello Mint

e105 Christy Mathewson e105 back

E105 (1910) Mello Mint Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Texas Gum Company

Year of Issue: 1910

Set Size: 50 Cards

Card Size: 1-3/8” x 2-5/8”

Series/Factories

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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 E105 set is extremely difficult to find in high grade, even when compared to other issued caramel card, due the extremely thin paper stock. Many of these cards are found with a center crease, which is most likely caused by the means in which the cards were packaged. It is commonly believed these cards were only distributed in Texas and the Southern Midwest states.

Two large finds in Shreveport and St. Louis have caused the following cards to be readily available in comparison to the other cards in the set: Casey, Hartsel, Lajoie, Murphy, Shean & Young.

e105 Cy Young e105 Joe Tinker
e105 Honus Wagner Batting e105 Honus Wagner Throwing
e105 Nap Lajoie e105 Ty Cobb
Price Guide (Complete Set)
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Key Rookies
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Key Stars
  • Ty Cobb
  • Nap Lajoie
  • Christy Mathewson
  • Honus Wagner (both poses)
  • Cy Young
  • Joe Tinker
Errors & Variations
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Important Notes
  • Due to thin paper stock, e105s are typically found in lower grade
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