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1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel Fred Clarke SGC EX+ 70
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $948.00
Graded EX+ 70 by SGC. This is the only example of Hall of Famer Fred Clarke from the E96 Philadelphia Caramel series graded at this level by SGC, with only two cards graded higher. E96 cards are very similar in design to their E95 counterparts and can most easily be distinguished by the attractive red-printed checklist of the complete set on the reverse of each card. They were issued on fairly thin stock which did not easily escape damage or wear well over the years. This card is bright and crisp, with a bold red background, a perfect surface with no creases, just the slightest hint of even wear to the corners, and virtually perfect centering. The reverse features a very boldly printed checklist for the set. It is interesting to note that Clarke's name is misspelled as "Clark." This card is in extraordinary condition, especially for a caramel card, which because they were issued with candy, one card per package, tend to survive in lesser condition than their more common tobacco-card counterparts. A grade of EX+ 70 might not be that big a deal for a T206 or a 1933 Goudey, but it is an extremely high grade for an E96. This is a stunning ultra high-grade example of one of Clarke’s most striking cards from one of the most popular and colorful of all “E” card issues, and one that would be a worthy addition to any extremely high quality classic Hall of Fame, E96, or sample-card collection. The SMR value for a PSA EX 5 is $1,350. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $948.00
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