Lot # 61: 1911 George Close Candy E94 “Old” Cy Young – Green Background (SGC 55/4.5)

Price: $5,400.00

Status: Available


1911 George Close Candy E94 “Old” Cy Young – Green Background (SGC 55/4.5) - “1 of 1” and Only 6 Graded Higher on the COMBINED SGC & PSA “Pop” Charts! Cy Young’s improbable 511 wins are synonymous to the amazing SGC 55/4.5 grade assigned to this 1911 George Close Candy E94 Young offering! Incredible, the 4.5 assessment stands as the SOLE grade assigned to an E94 Cy Young subject for ANY grading service, with a meager six examples graded higher on the COMBINED SGC and PSA “Pop” charts. In 1911, the George Close Company of Cambridge Mass. released this very popular candy set with 30 different subjects that could include seven different color backs (gold, red, green, purple, olive, blue and yellow). Considered extremely condition sensitive, seldom do any mid-grade issues surface with the Cobb, Wagner and Young the 3 most valuable and desirable subjects in this revered compilation. Due to his record setting 511 victories, the annual award for pitching excellence was named after the immortal Cy Young, and along with a handful of other pitchers, he will forever stand as one of our National Pastime’s greatest hurlers to ever toe the rubber. His classic pitching pose only seen on the Close Candy issue has withstood the test of time, portraying outstanding resolution and contrast as Young prepares to deliver another one of his tantalizing pitches. Fine centering, bright white borders and relatively clean surfaces justify the scarce assessment, with even corner wear accounting for the grade. One of Young’s highly coveted candy card issues, this SGC 4.5 cardboard marvel stands as the only specimen at this elevated plateau, and it might take quite some time for the next mid-grade E94 Young to surface!

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