Lot # 189: 1911 E94 George Close Candy Ty Cobb PSA NM 7 - Rare Orange Background!

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

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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

Graded NM 7 by PSA. This is the only example graded at this level with just one higher. Extraordinary E94 example of legendary Hall of Famer Ty Cobb in extremely high grade with the rare orange background. This is a gem of a card, perfectly clean front and back, with four sharp corners and a brilliant image set against a bright orange background (the rarest of the seven different background color variations of the set). The back has the checklist for the set. Advanced collectors of "E" cards will immediately recognize the caramel-card set designated as "E94" as a thorn in their side. 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, Mass. 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. Caramel cards, of course, are rarely found in high grade. This is an extraordinary high-grade caramel card of the legendary Ty Cobb from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue, and one that would be an extremely significant highlight in even the most advanced ā€œEā€ card, Hall of Famer, Ty Cobb, or world-class classic prewar card collection. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).

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