1911 E94 George Close Candy Tris Speaker - Red Background

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 211

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Attractive modestly-graded E94 example of Hall of Famer Tris Speaker with a red background. Advanced collectors of "E" cards will immediately recognize the caramel-card set designated as "E94" as a thorn in their side. While at a glance E94s may be easily confused with other caramel-card sets of the era (E93 and E98 specifically), they are an entirely different set, even though they use many of the same subjects and poses. Of the three previously mentioned sets, E94s are the most difficult. The E94 caramel-card set is usually associated with the George Close Co. of Cambridge, Mass. While the majority of the E94 cards do not have any sort of advertisement on the back, some have been found with overprints that make reference to this company. This example displays outstanding visual appeal for the assigned grade. Boldy printed front and back, with strong centering, even corner wear, and unobtrusive creasing across the surface. This is an exceptionally strong GOOD example of the legendary Tris Speaker from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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