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Lot # 112 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 E94 George Close Candy Ed Cicotte

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,200

Graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC. This is the only example graded at this level with just three examples graded higher out of forty-one cards evaluated by SGC to date (all EX 60). High-grade E94 candy card featuring the "Black Sox" pitcher Ed Cicotte in a pitching pose set against a blue background (one of the seven different background color variations of the set). Very attractive card with bright, crisp colors, clean front and back, even wear to the corners, and outstanding centering (slightly to the bottom). No creases or wrinkles. 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 Cicotte's most classic cards from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. SOLD FOR $1,200

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