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    My husband found an old card we think is a 1911 Amos Strunk, Chicago Americans put out by the American Caramel Co., Lancaster and York, Pa. I am under the understanding that there were 120 card in the whole set and that they were given out with candy. Does anyone know what this may be worth. It is not in excellent condition, has tear that was mended with tape and is slightly dirty in some areas. It is in plastic. Thanks in advance.

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    I think what you have is an E120 American Caramel card of Amos Strunk made in 1922. I normally don't post live auction photos, but don't have an E120 Amos Strunk and think this would be the best way of measuring what you have...

    Amos Strunk.jpg

    Now, why not 1911 E90 American Caramel? Because Strunk played with the Philadelphia A's from 1908-1917. He's only on the White Sox from 1920-1924. If this is indeed the card you have, I hope I was of help.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, forgot. Value. If it's torn and has a tape repair, my guess would be $8-$10. You'd get more if you put it on eBay and started at a penny. I actually have several commons from that set (along with an Urban Shocker card in terrific shape I've considered sending to SGC or PSA) and would be interested in trading for it...we don't allow monetary sales on this website.
    Last edited by Dalkowski110; 03-16-2008, 07:27 PM.
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    • #3
      Amos Strunk 1911

      The picture you posted is not the one we have. Ours says Outfielder, Chicago Americans (NOT white sox). On the American Caramel website I went to it says this is the only year that had 120 cards. All other years had 90 cards. It says on the back of the card that this is one of 120. Our picture doesn't have the oval and he is shown sideways. I've tried searching everywhere and no luck so far. Thanks for your info.

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      • #4
        Sounds like it might be a 1922 E122 card. Couldn't find a picture of Strunk but here's a copy of the front and back of Home Run Baker.

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        • #5
          Strunk's FIRST year with the Chicago WHITESOX was 1920. http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/strunam01.shtml
          July 23, 1920: Selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Philadelphia Athletics.
          Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

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          • #6
            "Ours says Outfielder, Chicago Americans (NOT white sox)."

            So does the card I showed you, FWIW. Many...actually, change that to "most"...period baseball cards would place the city and then the league, especially if a city had two teams. Sometimes they'd do it "Chicago A.L." or "New York N.L." (as two examples), like with the famous T-206 set, but other times, like with the E120 and (sometimes but not always...see the card of Home Run Baker...) the E122 American Caramel sets and the 1910's Sporting News sets, you'd get "Chicago Americans" or "New York Americans" or "Philadelphia Nationals" or whatever.
            "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
            -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

            Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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