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Lot # 482 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947 Joe Jackson Autograph Signed By Wife

Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $1,276.00

Part of the legend of Joe Jackson is that he was illiterate and could not even sign his name. In fact, Jackson could sign, but he was very reluctant to do so, and rarely signed except when absolutely necessary, usually on legal documents. This did not stop autograph seekers from requesting Jackson's signature by mail, and when these occasional requests came in they were honored by Mrs. Jackson, who would sign Joe's name for him. Offered is an original "Joe Jackson" signature by Mrs. Jackson, in response to an autograph request. The small card (2 x 3.5 inches), the size of a traditional business calling card, is signed "To Edw Silver, With Best Wishes, Joe Jackson, Outfielder" ("10"). The card is accompanied by the original return mailing envelope (Vg) addressed to Edward Silver, postmarked September 4, 1947 from Greenville, North Carolina, Jackson's hometown. The signed card is in Nr/Mt-Mt condition. While not actually signed by Joe Jackson, this is a very interesting item relating to his legend and given the great rarity of his signature, it represents a very economical alternative to, or compliment to, an authentic Joe Jackson signature. Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$300. SOLD FOR $1,276.00

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