1910 American Caramel Prize Fighters Set and Checklist (E76)
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||American Caramel Prize Fighters (E76)|
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″|
|Type||Candy and Caramel Cards|
|Number in Set
1910 American Caramel Prize Fighters (E76) Overview
Like the incredible E75 American Caramel set, this issue is another small but star heavy set. It’s missing its biggest star from E75 in Jack Johnson, but still has an obscene amount of big names.
Cards feature color pictures on the front with the boxer’s name in blue ink at the bottom. Pictures used are the same ones from with E75, just with some different captions/style. The backs also have a checklist, but in E76 they are blue as opposed to the black ones in E75.
It should be noted that the Canadian Robertson Candy issue (V153) is a perfect match with this set in terms of checklist and pictures. That release, though, like most Canadian issues, is harder to find.
The set features most of the same checklist as American Caramel’s E75 set, also believed to have been issued in 1910. But they are easily distinguishable. While E75 cards have the names of boxers in all capital letters, these E76 cards have only the first letter of a name capitalized. Additionally, E76’s backs are printed in blue ink as opposed to the blue ink used in the E75 cards.
The cards are much tougher to find than the E75 cards. However, prices are generally not much different.
The cards are your typical early caramel card issue. Similar to American Caramel’s baseball cards from the same era, they have white borders and a similar look. They are also printed on relatively thin card stock, making them easily damaged. The cards are often found in lower-grade condition and premiums are paid for anything above that. In low-grade condition, commons from the set typically start in the $15-$25 range.
Checklist Differences with E75
The checklist is exactly the same as E75 but with only four changes. Out are Jack Johnson, Abe Attell, Tommy Burns, and Stanley Ketchel. And in are Young Corbett, Gus Ruhlin, George Gardiner, and Joe Choynski.
There’s no doubt that the set is missing some key guys from E75 – particularly Jackson and Abe Attell, who is popular with baseball collectors for his role in the 1919 World Series fix between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. Still, there’s plenty of firepower left and given that the E76 issue is much rarer, it’s desirable, nonetheless.
A few typographical errors exist for fighters that were exclusive to the E76 set. Choynski’s name is spelled as Choyinski and Gardiner’s name is misspelled as Gardner.
1910 American Caramel Prize Fighters Checklist (E76)
- Jimmy Britt
- Joe Choyinski
- Jim Corbett
- Young Corbett
- George Dixon
- Bobby Fitzsimmons
- Joe Gans
- George Gardner
- Marvin Hart
- Jim Jeffries
- Peter Maher
- Kid McCoy
- Terry McGovern
- Jack Munroe
- Battling Nelson
- Jack O’Brien
- Gus Ruhlin
- Tom Sharkey
- John Sullivan
- Joe Walcott
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