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Lot # 263 (263 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909-1910 E97 C. A. Briggs Co. Cy Young Boston

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $720

Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. A very presentable example of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young (Boston team variation) from this extremely rare candy issue. This is a particularly interesting card as the image on the card is actually Cy Young's brother, Irv Young. This 30-card set was issued in 1909-1910 by the C. A. Briggs Co. This set is closely related to several other candy sets from the era which share the same format, and, in many cases, the same player image. The cards are very similar in design to their E93 counterparts and can most easily be distinguished by the attractive brown-printed checklist of the complete set and the advertisement for "C. A. Briggs Co., Lozenge Makers, Boston, Mass." along the bottom on the reverse of each card. As is the case with most 1910-era tobacco and “E” card issues, E97 C. A. Briggs Company cards each measure approximately 1.5 x 2.75 inches. The offered card has a brilliant image, with striking colors. Paper loss in the upper left corner as well as light creasing accounts for the modest assigned grade. The back is fairly clean, with bold brown text. A relatively affordable example of this interesting and rarely offered card of Cy Young (actually picturing brother Irv) from the very scarce E97 Briggs Co. set. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $720

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