E103 (1910) Williams Caramel

Caramel E103 Christy Mathewson
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 E103 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.

Important Notes

Due to thin paper stock, e103s are typically found in lower grade

Set Info

Manufacturer: The Williams Caramel Co.
Year of Issue: 1910
Set Size: 30 Cards
Card Size: 1-1/2” x 2-3/4”



Price Guide (Complete Set)


Errors & Variations

No significant errors or validations

Key Rookies


Key Stars

Ty Cobb Nap Lajoie
Christy Mathewson
Honus Wagner

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