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1916 M101-4 Sporting News #87 Joe Jackson
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $7,200
Graded EX+ 70 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is a very attractive 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 perhaps the most popular of all his White Sox cards as they picture the star in a classic Conlon batting pose. The image, in fact, is the very same that is used as the basis for his Cracker Jack card. This is an extremely strong example in all respects, which though accurately graded EX+ by SGC due to centering, certainly has a stronger overall Ex-Mt or Nr/Mt appearance. M101-4 cards have a glossy coated surface which is very susceptible to creasing. This card has no creases. The front is bright and clean. The image is crisp and has perfect contrast. The corners are sharp with light touches of wear at the tips. The card is centered towards the bottom left, which is solely responsible for the card not grading higher. The blank back is perfectly clean. This is an exceptionally strong and impressive example of one of the era's most classic cards, dating from the heart of Joe Jackson’s legendary career. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $7,200
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