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Lot # 134 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1910 E97 C. A. Briggs Co. Joe Kelly

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $840

Graded VG 40 by SGC. Very attractive example of Boston Braves Hall of Famer Joe Kelly from this extremely rare candy issue. This 30-card set was issued in 1909-1910 by the C. A. Briggs Co. This set is closely related to several other candy sets from the era which share the same format and, in many cases, the same player image. The cards are very similar in design to their E93 counterparts and can most easily be distinguished by the attractive brown-printed checklist of the complete set and the advertisement for "C. A. Briggs Co., Lozenge Makers, Boston, Mass." along the bottom on the reverse of each card. As is the case with most 1910-era tobacco and “E” card issues, E97 C. A. Briggs Company cards each measure approximately 1.5 x 2.75 inches. This is a particularly desirable caramel card of Kelly as he appears in very few "E" card sets. The offered card has a brilliant image, with virtually flawless registration and bold colors. It is well centered with even wear to the corners. Clean reverse. This is a very attractive and rarely offered Hall of Famer example from the very scarce E97 Briggs Co. set. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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