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1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel Rube Marquard SGC EX/NM 80
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $840
Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the only example graded at this level with just one higher. Tremendous ultra high-grade example of New York Giants Hall of Famer Rube Marquard from the E96 Philadelphia Caramel set. E96 cards are very similar in design to their E95 counterparts and can most easily be distinguished by the attractive red-printed checklist of the complete set on the reverse of each card. They were issued on fairly thin stock, which did not easily escape damage or wear well over the years. This card is bright and crisp, with a bold red background, a perfect surface with no creases, four strong corners, and outstanding centering (very slightly to the bottom). Tiny areas of toning are visible near the top right corner but do not detract from the overall visual appeal in any way (mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy). The reverse features a very boldly printed checklist for the set centered to the left. This card is in extraordinary condition, especially for a caramel card, which because they were issued with candy, one card per package, tend to survive in lesser condition than their more common tobacco-card counterparts. This is a stunning ultra high-grade example of one of Marquard’s most striking cards from one of the most popular and colorful of all “E” card issues, and one that would be a worthy addition to any extremely high quality classic Hall of Fame, E96, or sample-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.SOLD FOR $840
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