E90-1 (1909) American Caramel

e90-1 Joe Jackson e90-1 back

E90-1 (1909) American Caramel Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: American Caramel Co.

Year of Issue: 1909

Set Size: 120 Cards

Card Size: 1-1/2” x 2-3/4”


These cards were issued during a 3 year span, and the majority of the cards were issued in the first year.

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 American Caramel Co. from 1910-1911 issued this set with the majority being distributed in the first year. The cards where distributed with sticks of caramel candy. The fronts are color reproductions of photographs, backs state 100 subjects but actually 120 are known to exist.

Widely considered the most popular caramel set mainly due to the availability and plethora of HOFers. However, the set does contain some very difficult cards to find, such as the Duffy and Mitchell. The set also contains the rookie card of Shoeless Joe Jackson.

e90-1 Christy Mathewson e90-1 Cy Young Boston
e90-1 Hugh Duffy e90-1 Mike Mitchell
e90-1 Ty Cobb e90-1 Wagner Batting
Price Guide (Complete Set)
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Key Rookies
  • Joe Jackson
Key Stars
  • Ty Cobb
  • Nap Lajoie
  • Christy Mathewson
  • Cy Young
  • Honus Wagner (batting and throwing)
Errors & Variations
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Important Notes
  • The following cards are very difficult to find
    • Clarke, l.f. Pitts. Nat’l
    • Duffy, Man’gr Chicago Amer.
    • Graham, c. Boston Nat’l
    • Mitchell, r.f. Cincinnati
    • Speaker, c.f. Boston Amer.
    • Stahl, 1b, Boston Amer.
    • Sweeney, s.s. Boston Nat’l
    • Walsh, p. Chicago Amer.
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