Lot # 183: 1911 E94 George Close Candy SGC- and PSA-Graded Collection (4)

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 17 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM

Extremely attractive quartet from the E94 George Close Candy set, one of the most desirable and highly collected of all 1910-era caramel-card sets. Each card is graded and encapsulated by PSA (1) or SGC (3). This collection consists of the following: Eddie Grant (PSA VG-EX 4, Cincinnati Reds), Red Kleinow (SGC VG/EX 50, New York Highlanders), and two Tommy Leach (SGC VG+ 45 and GOOD 30, Pittsburgh Pirates). The offered cards all have crisp images, deep, rich color, and even wear to the corners. The reverses, which feature a checklist for the set, are entirely clean, with the exception of one Leach card, which displays adhesive residue on what is otherwise a Vg-Ex card. 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 to find. 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 refer to this company. Caramel cards, of course, are rarely found in high grade. This is an outstanding group of four E94 examples. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades (factoring in the one half-grade at the lower whole-grade level) is $1,270. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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