1911 E94 George Close Candy Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title E94 George Close Candy
Year 1911
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Images Color
Type Candy/Caramel
Number in Set

E94 George Close Candy Overview

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The E94 George Close Candy set includes 30 different players.

Fronts are colorful with an image of the player as well as their name and team, looking similar to other candy issues of the same era. Backs include the header the full checklist of 30 cards.

While Close Candy cards already a rare issue, some backs are printed with rare overprint slogans and messages by the company. This allowed the company to have some form of advertising since the Close Candy name does not appear anywhere else on the card otherwise.

All of the overprints were unique but mostly related to the George Close Candy and its products. The lone known exceptions are cards with an overprint stamp for Blome’s Chocolates, a candy company located in Baltimore.

The set included a number of color backgrounds for the players. Like some other sets, most, if not all, players could be found with different colored backgrounds. So while 30 cards are recognized in the set, a true master set likely contains hundreds if you account for the various colored backgrounds for each player.

Pictures of all of the overprints are shown below.

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E94 George Close Candy Checklist

See below for the full checklist of the set.

  1. Jimmy Austin
  2. Johnny Bates
  3. Bob Bescher
  4. Bobby Byrne
  5. Frank Chance
  6. Eddie Cicotte
  7. Ty Cobb
  8. Sam Crawford
  9. Harry Davis
  10. Art Devlin
  11. Josh Devore
  12. Mickey Doolan
  13. Patsy Dougherty
  14. Johnny Evers
  15. Ed Grant
  16. Hughie Jennings
  17. Red Kleinow
  18. Nap Lajoie
  19. Joe Lake
  20. Tommy Leach
  21. Hans Lobert
  22. Harry Lord
  23. Sherry Magee
  24. John McGraw
  25. Earl Moore
  26. Red Murray
  27. Tris Speaker
  28. Terry Turner
  29. Honus Wagner
  30. Cy Young

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