Rare 1911 E94 George Close Candy Tommy Leach "Your Out!" Overprint - Purple Background

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 212

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded GOOD+ 2.5 by PSA. Presented is a 1911 E94 George Close Candy Tommy Leach (Pittsburgh Pirates) featuring a rare "Your Out!" overprint. "Overprinting" refers to the rare practice of a company taking cards already printed (in some cases even issued by another manufacturer) and adding advertising, in the form of printing or ink stamp, to allow the cards to function as its own advertising vehicle at modest cost. n this case, the overprint advertises "Your Out! If You Don't Eat Close's Oppie Dildocks - Made By - The George Close Co. - Cambridge, Mass." All E94 overprints are extremely rare. The overprint on this card is a very bold and striking blue that really stands out, which is ideal for an E94 overprint example. The card has a brilliant purple background, even wear at the corners, and a few light creases that do not detract from its overall display value. Although cards from this set are found with seven different background colors, collectors have come to appreciate purple backgrounds not only for their aesthetics but for their rarity (they are thought by many to be the scarcest). This is a superb example of this very rare overprint, worthy of any advanced E94, type, or prewar-card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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