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Lot # 164 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa Cy Young

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $705

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Cy Young card from the 1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa set, with reverse advertising for "Croft's Swiss Milk Cocoa" of Philadelphia on the reverse. The same designs were also issued with advertising on the reverse for Croft's & Allen Candy. It appears that both varieties of these cards were issued by the Croft's & Allen Co. of Philadelphia to be handed out as advertising items to promote its candy and cocoa, which, as noted on the back of this card, is "Served Hot at our fountain 11 South 15th St. Montague & Co. Philadelphia, Pa." The offered sample card of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young has a flawless image set against a vibrant orange background. No creases. Centered approximately 85/15 left to right with a slight diagonal tilt to the image. (Note: Slight factory miscuts are not uncommon with this scarce issue.) The reverse is ideal for a sample card for this series. It is perfectly clean with very boldly black design and text. This is a very attractive mid-grade sample card with the "Croft's Swiss Milk Cocoa" back and featuring one of the key Hall of Famers in the set. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $705

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