1922 American Caramel Set (E122)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E122 American Caramel
Year 1922
Size 2″ x 3 1/4″
Images Black and White
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E122 American Caramel Overview

E122 Backe122-eversThe E122 American Caramel set is a similar issue in appearance to the E121 release. Fronts include black and white images with the player’s name, position, and team.

The biggest difference in terms of design on the front is that the border around the picture was extended to also include the text at the bottom. The text area is shaded to help it appear as a distinct area apart from the photograph. The backs are similar to the E121 set as well, mentioning the cards as part of a set of 80 and distributed by the American Caramel Company.

Unlike the E120 and E121 cards, though, these aren’t as collector-friendly in part because of their scarcity and subsequently higher prices.

The cards are commonly off center. They are quite often found with large borders of white space on either the side or top/bottom. Well-centered cards from this set can be a challenging find for any collector.

81 Players?

While 82 cards were known in the set, the back advertisement of 80 players could always be explained away pretty easily. Two cards of Ferdie Schupp exist (one misspelled as ‘Fred’) and two George Sisler cards are present – a batting pose and fielding pose. That meant there were 82 total different cards but only 80 players featured.

That changed in 2018, however. Per this Net54 thread, a Hughie Jennings E122 card surfaced, messing things up entirely. As a result, we now have 83 different cards with 81 players.

E122 American Caramel Checklist

  1. Grover Alexander
  2. Jim Bagby
  3. Home Run Baker
  4. Dave Bancroft
  5. Ping Bodie
  6. George Burns
  7. George Burns
  8. Owen Bush
  9. Max Carey
  10. Cecil Causey
  11. Ty Cobb
  12. Eddie Collins
  13. Jake Daubert
  14. George Dauss
  15. Charles Deal
  16. William Doak
  17. Bill Donovan
  18. Johnny Evers
  19. Red Faber
  20. Eddie Foster
  21. W.L. Gardner
  22. Kid Gleason
  23. Hank Gowdy
  24. John Graney
  25. Tom Griffith
  26. Slim Harris
  27. Harry Heilmann
  28. Walter Holke
  29. Charles Hollocher
  30. Harry Hooper
  31. Rogers Hornsby
  32. William Jacobson
  33. Hughie Jennings
  34. Walter Johnson
  35. James Johnston
  36. Joe Judge
  37. George Kelly
  38. Dickie Kerr
  39. P.J. Kilduff
  40. Bill Killefer
  41. John Lavan
  42. Duffy Lewis
  43. Perry Lipe
  44. Al Mamaux
  45. Rabbit Maranville
  46. Carl Mays
  47. John McGraw
  48. Jack McInnis
  49. Clyde Milan
  50. Otto Miller
  51. Guy Morton
  52. Eddie Murphy
  53. Hy Myers
  54. Steve O’Neill
  55. Roger Peckinpaugh
  56. Jeff Pfeffer
  57. Wally Pipp
  58. E.C. Rice
  59. Eppa Rixey
  60. Babe Ruth
  61. Slim Sallee
  62. Ray Schalk
  63. Wally Schang
  64. Ferd Schupp
  65. Fred Schupp
  66. Everett Scott
  67. Hank Severeid
  68. George Sisler (Batting)
  69. George Sisler (Throwing)
  70. Tris Speaker
  71. Milton Stock
  72. Amos Strunk
  73. Chester Thomas
  74. George Tyler
  75. Jim Vaughn
  76. Bob Veach
  77. Oscar Vitt
  78. W. Wambsganss
  79. Zack Wheat
  80. Fred Williams
  81. Ivy Wingo
  82. Smoky Joe Wood
  83. Pep Young

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