Rare 1911 E94 George Close Candy Josh Devore "Three Strikes!" Overprint

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 215

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG 3 by PSA. Presented is a 1911 E94 George Close Candy Josh Devore (New York Giants) featuring a rare "Three Strikes!" 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. In this case, the overprint on this E94 Doolan advertises "Three Strikes! Get A Lemon 2 for 1c. - 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 green background, even corner wear, and a crease across the upper left corner. 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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