Spring, 2015 Premier Catalog Auction - Closes March 28, 2015
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The George Blome & Son Co. of Baltimore was a confectionery company that distributed a variety of chocolates, penny candies, cough drops and the like.  Located at 617-621 Baltimore St. for a period, the company, like many others engaged in the practice of overprinting its logo on the reverse of baseball cards as a method of advertising.  Today, the "Blome's Chocolates" overprint is an exceptionally rare subset of E94 George Close Candy cards.

This example, featuring Honus Wagner, is particularly desirable due to its subject.  The card, graded FAIR 20 by SGC, features a strong image with several creases across the card and considerable corner and edge wear.  The Blome's Chocolates overprint on the reverse is boldly struck in red, and is quite legible and clean.  Despite the grade, the card is quite exceptional.  An E94 George Close Candy card of Honus Wagner in any grade is highly prized among collectors; the addition of the Blome's overprint adds considerable value and desirability to the card.  While dependable population data is not available, it is safe to say that the population of an E94 Blome's Wagner is just a fraction of those E94 Wagners that have been graded.

1911 E94 George Close Candy Honus Wagner Blome's Chocolates Overprint - SGC FAIR 201911 E94 George Close Candy Honus Wagner Blome's Chocolates Overprint - SGC FAIR 20
1911 E94 George Close Candy Honus Wagner "Blome's Chocolates" Overprint - SGC FAIR 20
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Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
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