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.
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.
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.
No significant errors or validations
Honus Wagner (batting and throwing)