Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XXII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/17/2009
The 1909 E90-1 American Caramel issue is widely renowned as the “king of the candy sets”. With its beautiful array of colors utilized for 120 different subjects, many elite collectors are obsessed with the challenge of completing a high grade set. Unfortunately, unlike its primary tobacco competitor, the T206 “Monster” set, American Caramel mid-grade + examples are ultra scarce most likely due to the fact that kids handled candy while a majority of tobacco cards were purchased by adults. Justifying this notion is this E90-1 Red Dooin offering in an PSA 7 holder that has is the ONLY one at this tier with NONE graded higher. Simply stated, this is, indeed, the highest PSA garded example on the planet! With Red Dooin’s claim to fame debatable between his defensive catching abilities or his superior singing talent enabling him to perform with Philadelphia’s Dumont Minstrels, his representation on this offering just might qualify as the pinnacle of his success! Seemingly to have outlasted time, this artifact is as aesthetically brilliant today as its original release date almost 100 years ago. Dooin’s catching image is superbly registered, depicting no color wear whatsoever, and set against a solid eye pleasing green hued background. Four clean white borders are perfectly centered, a virtual impossibility with American Caramel issues, with sharp corners and edging completing a breathtaking front side. The reverse advertisement typography is equally impressive, completing what is, undoubtedly, an unparalleled Dooin E90-1 that every PSA set registry collector would love to add to their high grade set. Bottom line is this offering is one of the most aesthetically pleasing E90-1 subjects we have ever come across!
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