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1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel Fred Clarke SGC NM 84 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,680

Graded NM 84 by SGC. One of only two cards graded at this level with none higher by SGC! Extremely attractive and ultra high-grade example of Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Fred Clarke from the E96 Philadelphia Caramel series. 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 purple background, a perfect surface with no creases, four strong corners, and outstanding centering (very slightly to the bottom). The reverse features a very boldly printed checklist for the set. It is interesting to note that Clarke's name is misspelled as "Clark." 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 particularly stunning ultra high-grade example of one of Clarke’s most striking cards from one of the most popular and colorful of all “E” card issues, and one that would be a significant addition to any extremely high quality classic Hall of Fame, E96, or sample-card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $1,680


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