1910 American Caramel Prize Fighters Set and Checklist (E75)
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||American Caramel Prize Fighters|
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″|
|Type||Candy and Caramel Cards|
|Number in Set
1910 American Caramel Prize Fighters Overview
This incredible set is one of the most power-packed boxing issues of all time, regardless of type.
With only 20 cards, that seems a little hard to believe. But when you consider that 16 of the cards feature Hall of Famers, it’s virtually a Who’s Who of boxing from the early 1900s. Headlining the set are Jack Johnson and John Sullivan, though there are plenty of other big names to choose from.
Cards feature color pictures on the front with the boxer’s name in blue ink at the bottom. The backs include the checklist of the set in black ink and the cards are not numbered. The set was designated as E75 in the American Card Catalog. The cards are much easier to find than the E76 cards. However, prices are generally not much different.
The set is relatively easy to put together in lesser grade and is a popular choice for collectors due to its small size and many stars. Like other American Caramel issues, some of the depictions are not the greatest. Still, this is an iconic set for many boxing collectors.
The set features most of the same checklist as American Caramel’s E76 set, also believed to have been issued in 1910. But they are easily distinguishable. While these E75 cards have the names of boxers in all capital letters, 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 these E75 cards.
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 E76
E75 is a bit more star-studded as those sets are missing two key cards in Jack Johnson 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. In addition to those two fighters, the other E75-exclusive boxers are Hall of Famers Tommy Burns and Stanley Ketchel.
The four boxers appearing in E76 that are not found in E75 are Joe Choynski, Young Corbett, George Gardner, and Gus Ruhlin.
1910 American Caramel Prize Fighters Checklist
- Abe Attell
- Jimmy Britt
- Tommy Burns
- Jim Corbett
- George Dixon
- Bobby Fitzsimmons
- Joe Gans
- Marvin Hart
- Jim Jeffries
- Jack Johnson
- Stanley Ketchel
- Peter Maher
- Kid McCoy
- Terry McGovern
- Jack Munroe
- Battling Nelson
- Jack O’Brien
- Tom Sharkey
- John Sullivan
- Joe Walcott