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1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Chief Bender
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $420
Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Philadelphia Athletics Hall of Famer Chief Bender from the classic E95 Philadelphia Caramel series. The E95 set was almost certainly inspired by the great success that tobacco companies were having with their cards. This set is of even greater significance in that the E95 artwork was not reissued by other manufacturers, a practice so widespread with other “E” card issues. The designs used in E95 are unique to the set. These cards have a very distinctive look to them and the artwork is definitely a cut above that of their rivals of the time. Due to the thin stock on which they are printed, E95 Philadelphia Caramel cards are rarely found in higher grades. Strong corners, brilliant colors, and centering slightly to the bottom. We grade this card slightly more conservatively than PSA due to a diagonal one-inch crease in the upper left corner. Boldly printed checklist reverse. A relatively affordable example of Hall of Famer Chief Bender from this very popular early twentieth-century candy issue. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $420
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