Caramel Delights: The Story of Philadelphia Caramel’s Baseball Card Sets


As tobacco baseball cards were going through a resurgence in the early 1900s, a different type of card was also on the rise at the same time. Surely having witnessed the stranglehold that 19th century tobacco cards had on young collectors, caramel and candy companies began turning their attention to that demographic. It wasn’t long before they were issuing their own baseball cards alongside the tobacco cards that were again becoming popular. American Caramel and its numerous issues largely dominated that space, but other confectioners issued baseball cards as well. The 1909 and 1910 Philadelphia Caramel cards are among the…

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Anson Whaley

A lifelong collector, Anson’s collecting focus is on pre-war sports cards and in building sets. He’s also a closet Dwight Gooden and wrestling Rookie Card collector. Got a question or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @PreWarCards or @GoodenCollector.

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