1911 E94 George Close Candy Hans Lobert PSA NM 7

Sold For: $1,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 266

Item Year: 1911

Category: E Candy Cards

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Graded NM 7 by PSA. One of only two examples graded at this level with none higher! Extremely high grade E94 example of Philadelphia Phillies infielder Hans Lobert. This is a gem of a card, crisp and clean, with four sharp corners (a bit of wear to the upper right), a brilliant image set against a bold green background, and near-perfect centering. The back has 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, 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, Massachusetts. Caramel cards, of course, are rarely found in high grade, making this an especially desirable sample card from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue, worthy of the finest E94 set, “E” card, or prewar-card collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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