1911 E94 George Close Candy Johnny Evers - Purple Background

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 228

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Attractive E94 candy card featuring Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Johnny Evers in a fielding pose set against a bold purple background (one of the seven different background color variations of the set). The offered example displays bright, crisp colors, outstanding centering, and even wear to the corners. Horizontal wrinkles account for the assigned grade, but detract little from the excellent visual appeal of this card. The back features the checklist for the set. 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, though they share many of the same subjects and poses. The E94 caramel-card set is usually associated with the George Close Co. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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 is an extremely attractive example of one of Evers' most classic cards from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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