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Lot # 374 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1916 M101-4 Sporting News #87 Joe Jackson

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,014.50

Graded POOR 10 by SGC. Extremely attractive example of one of Joe Jackson's most classic cards, technically in low grade due to back damage. 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 example is bright and crisp, with outstanding photo contrast, well centered, and no major creases affecting the image area (a couple light surface creases in the lower right corner). There is heavy glue residue on the blank reverse from scrapbook removal. It is therefore technically in POOR condition. However, this is a card which, aside from the back damage, displays as Vg/Vg-Ex and provides collectors a rarely seen, relatively affordable alternative to a far more expensive high-grade example without compromising on all of the most important display-value qualities of the card. This is a very impressive looking, technically low-grade example of one of the most significant of all baseball cards. Consigned directly from the family of legendary collector Paul Pollard. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $2,014.50

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