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Lot # 708 (708 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1914 E145 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $19,200

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Outstanding example of the 1914 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson. 1914 Cracker Jacks are naturally much more difficult to find in high grade than their 1915 counterparts because the 1914 #144 series cards were only issued in boxes of Cracker Jack, while the 1915 cards could be obtained as a factory set directly from the company by mail. The 1914 Cracker Jack is one of the most sought-after of all Joe Jackson cards. Jackson is featured on this card in a batting pose based on a photograph by legendary photographer Charles Conlon, set against a deep red background. The card is bright and crisp, both front and back, with even wear on the corners and extremely bold colors. Outstanding centering. 1914 Cracker Jacks, of course, are almost always found with serious caramel staining. This card has some light stains of little or no consequence, far less so than typically found on this card, and mostly visible along the bottom border and on the reverse. The red background is particularly bright and bold, which naturally contributes to the card's outstanding visual appeal. For the grade this is a very strong and striking example of one of collecting's most famous icons, and one that would be a welcome highlight addition to any collection of Cracker Jack, Joe Jackson, or classic vintage baseball cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $19,200

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