1911 E94 George Close Candy Johnny Evers - Olive Background

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 280

Item Year: 1911

Category: E Candy Cards

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Extremely attractive E94 candy card featuring Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Johnny Evers in a fielding pose set against a olive background (one of the seven different background color variations of the set). Very attractive card with bright, crisp colors, near-perfect centering, and light wear to the corners (a bit more to the upper left). A tiny crease extending from the left edge and a light back wrinkle account for the assigned grade. 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 $300. Estimate $500+.

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