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1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa Cy Young
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960
Graded VG 40 by SGC. Cy Young card from the 1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa set, with reverse advertising for "Croft's Swiss Milk Cocoa" of Philadelphia on the reverse. The same designs were also issued with advertising on the reverse for Croft's & Allen Candy. It appears that both varieties of these cards were issued by the Croft & Allen Co. of Philadelphia to be handed out as advertising items to promote their candy and cocoa, which, as noted on the back of this card, is "Served Hot at our fountain 11 South 15th St. Montague & Co. Philadelphia, Pa." The offered sample card of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young has a flawless image set against a vibrant orange background. No creases. Centered approximately 25/75 left to right and top to bottom. The reverse has a light stain over about half the card, which has resulted in toning but does not affect the legibility of the text. This is a very attractive sample card of one of the key Hall of Famers from this rare set. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $960
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