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1916 M101-5 Sporting News #86 Joe Jackson
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,994
Graded VG-EX+ 4.5 by PSA. This is a very attractive example of one of Joe Jackson's most classic cards. This is a beautiful card! All Jackson cards are naturally rare. Despite playing for thirteen years before his banishment, very few cards of Joe Jackson were even 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. M101-5 Joe Jacksons frequently have condition problems that technically don't allow them to grade highly. This is an outstanding and extremely attractive example in all respects. M101-5 cards have a glossy coated surface which is very susceptible to creasing. This card has no major creases. The front is bright and clean. The image is crisp and has perfect contrast. The corners are square with just a hint of wear (a little more in the upper right). The card is well centered very slightly to the left (approximately 40/60 L/R). The blank back is perfectly clean with just a hint of toning. The card has been downgraded by PSA due to a tiny and virtually undetectable surface wrinkle in the extreme lower right corner. It is otherwise in Excellent condition. This is an extraordinary and conservatively graded world-class card, worthy of the finest Joe Jackson or rare vintage baseball-card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,994
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