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1911 E94 George Close Candy Tris Speaker - Red Background

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,560

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Very attractive E94 candy card featuring Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Tris Speaker in a batting pose set against a bold red background (one of the seven different background color variations of the set). This card presents with bright, crisp colors, clean front and back, and virtually perfect centering. Even wear to the corners (a bit more in the upper left). 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 Speaker's most classic cards from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,560

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