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Lot # 232 (232 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa Dots Miller - Interesting Printing Anomaly!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $960

Fascinating and unusual 1909 E92 Croft's Cocoa example of Dots Miller (Pittsburgh Pirates) featuring a factory printing error. The card has a severe factory miscut on the front and back in which the name and team, as well as part of the image, appear at the top of the card. When it comes to these unusual errors, especially one that may shed light on how a set was printed, collectors take note. This is an extremely rare and unusual printing anomaly, the first of its kind that we can recall seeing on an E92 (though we have seen it on other sets, such as T206). E92 Croft's Cocoa cards share designs with several other closely related candy issues (Dockman & Sons, Nadja Caramels, etc.) from the same era and are among the most popular of all early caramel issues. The offered example, which is encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC due entirely to the miscut, is bright, crisp, and clean, presenting as Ex-Mt without respect to the centering. Vibrant colors and sharp corners, with a perfectly clean and boldly printed reverse. A few small areas of other card backs reveal a slight back miscut as well. Value is always subjective, but in this case, because of its uniqueness, it is particularly difficult to estimate. We are confident the auction process will provide clarity. This is a very interesting card that is sure to intrigue collectors of E92s and error cards alike. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960

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