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Lot # 475 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 M101-4 Sporting News #87 Joe Jackson

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $3,525.00

Graded VG 40 by SGC. This is an extremely attractive and conservatively graded example of one of Joe Jackson's most classic cards. Although Jackson played for thirteen years before his banishment, very few cards of Joe Jackson were issued during his playing days. He was not a regular in 1910 and was, therefore, not included in the tobacco issues of that time. He was banned from baseball following the 1920 season and therefore did not make it into the popular American Caramel and related issues of 1921. Besides a few strip-card issues, there are just not many cards that feature Jackson with his infamous team, the White Sox. The Sporting News and associated sets are by far the most popular of all his White Sox cards as they picture the star in a classic Conlon batting pose. This is, in fact, the same picture that is used for his Cracker Jack card. This is an extremely strong example in all respects, which, though accurately graded Very Good by SGC, certainly has a stronger overall Excellent appearance. This is a rare instance where very little separates a card graded Vg from an example that would grade higher at Ex. All Vg cards should look this sharp! This is a very attractive card. All four square corners have only the lightest, even wear. Both the front and back of the card are crisp and perfectly clean. The flawless image of “Shoeless” Joe is centered approximately 40/60 L/R, with just the slightest hint of a diamond cut. There are two very light diagonal creases near the upper left and lower left corners. One of the creases (upper left) is very fine and is only on the surface; it does not go all the way through to the back of the card. The crease in the lower left is also extremely light and is barely detectible from the front but is clearly visible from the back. The blank back is virtually flawless and bright white with just a few tiny print marks scattered in the center. This is a magnificent technically mid-grade example, with the tremendous eye-appeal of a much higher-grade example, of one of the most significant of all baseball cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,525.00

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