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1912 J=K Candy Hack Simmons

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $960

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Presented is the ONLY example of Hack Simmons ever graded from the extremely rare 1912 J=K Candy issue. This is a Type I card with a sepia-toned photo of Simmons (Detroit Tigers) in a ready-to-throw pose. Issued in 1912 by the J. Koenigsberg company of New York, each card was designed to be hand-cut from the side of a candy box containing one of the company's products. J=K Candy cards can be found in two distinct versions: the sepia Type I offered here and a colorized die-cut Type II variety. This card presents very well, far better (as can easily be seen) than suggested by its technically accurate assigned grade. Crisp image with honest wear to the top corners, near-flawless edges, and centered slightly to the right. A vertical crease, which extends through the entire height of the card, is responsible for the modest grade. The blank reverse is entirely clean. These cards naturally tend to grade very modestly due to their method of issue and hand-cut nature. Samples from this unusual 1910-era candy issue are extremely rare. This is an extremely elusive rarity that would be an outstanding addition to any prewar-card or sample-card collection. SOLD FOR $960

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