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1911 E94 George Close Candy Nap Lajoie SGC EX 60 - Gold Background (Nagy Collection)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,600
Graded EX 60 by SGC. Only two examples have been graded higher by SGC. Extremely attractive and high-grade E94 candy card featuring Cleveland Naps Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie in a batting pose set against a flawless gold background (one of the seven different background color variations of the set). Very attractive card with bright, crisp colors, clean front and back, even wear at the corners (slightly more in the lower left), and outstanding centering. 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 Lajoie's most classic cards from this rare, early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,600
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