Graded EX 60 by SGC. Extremely attractive example of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Johnny Evers from the E95 Philadelphia Caramel series. The E95 set was almost certainly inspired by the great success that tobacco companies were having with their cards. This set is of even greater significance in that the E95 artwork was not reissued by other manufacturers, a widespread practice with other “E” card issues. The designs used in E95 are unique to the set. These cards have a very distinctive look to them and the artwork is definitely a cut above their rivals of the time. This card is perfectly centered, bright and crisp, with a bold purple background and a flawless surface. The reverse features a very boldly printed checklist for the set. Moderate, even corner wear accounts for the assigned grade. This is an outstanding example of one of Evers' most striking cards from one of the most popular and colorful of all “E” card issues, and one that would be a worthy addition to any extremely high quality classic Hall of Fame, E95, or type-card collection. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).
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