Monday, December 31, 2012

1909 Croft & Allen E92


Caramel cards in general are much rarer than tobacco cards of the era.The cards in this set measure 1 1/2" by 2 3/4". Advertising backs can be found for Dockman & Sons, Croft's Candy, Croft's Cocoa and Nadja The set contains poses identical to those in E101, E102, and E105.

The first and most common (E92-1) has John H. Dockman and Sons on back and says "50 Base Ball Players", but there are only 40 cards.
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 The second set (E92-2) from Philadelphia, has "Candy Crofts Croft and Allen Co." printed on the back. These Crofts Candy cards are found printed in one of 3 colors on back, Black (common), Blue (scarce), or Red (very scarce) and there are 50 in the set.
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The third set (E92-3) from Philadelphia, says "Crofts Swiss Milk Cocoa" and pictures a bottle of Cocoa. There are 50 in the set.
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The fourth and scarcest (E92-4), says Nadja Caramel on back. Nadja Caramels were manufactured by the Blake-Wenneker Candy Co. of St. Louis. The checklist is similar to other E92 sets except Nadja includes a group of St. Louis  AL and NL players not found in the other sets. There are 62 different cards known. They have captions is black.
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Chicago Cubs Checklist

Frank Chance 
Heinie Zimmerman 
Joe Tinker 
Johnny Evers

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Pricelist is different for every back


Dockman and Sons--Frank Chance --$1880nm
Dockman and Sons --Joe Tinker --$1620nm
Dockman and Sons--Heinie Zimmerman --$910nm

Crofts Candy--Frank Chance --$3450nm
Crofts Candy--Johnny Evers --$3450nm
Crofts Candy --Joe Tinker --$2815nm
Crofts Candy--Heinie Zimmerman --$1065nm

Crofts Cocoa--Frank Chance --$1650nm
Crofts Cocoa-- Johnny Evers --$3150nm
Crofts Cocoa--Joe Tinker --$1650nm
Crofts Cocoa--Heinie Zimmerman --$790nm

Nadja Caramel--Frank Chance --$1020nm
Nadja Caramel--Johnny Evers --$1020nm
Nadja Caramel--Joe Tinker  --$1020nm
Nadja Caramel--Heinie Zimmerman --$550nm

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