1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $6,517.50
Graded PR 1 by PSA. This extremely rare and desirable E90-1 American Caramel card of the legendary Joe Jackson is one of only a handful of cards of Joe Jackson issued during his playing days, and is indisputably recognized as Joe Jackson's rookie card. This card is also one of the rarest in the entire E90-1 American Caramel card set. In recent years the E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson has become universally recognized as one of card collecting's most valuable and famous vintage-card rarities. Jackson was always a very rare card in the E90-1 set, but in recent years, it has become all the more apparent that this card is truly the key to the set. A few sets of E90-1 have been offered in recent years, but more often than not, they are really sets minus one card: Jackson. This card dates from extremely early in Joe Jackson’s career, when he was a member of Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s. Jackson played only ten games with the Athletics before Mack traded him to Cleveland. While this example is technically low-grade, it is still very pleasing to the eye. Creasing, a tack hole at the top and a couple spots of paper loss on the reverse allow for a grade of only POOR. However, this is still a very attractive example of this extremely rare and important card, superior to many others we have seen, and one that (like a low-grade Wagner to T206 collectors) will always be of great interest to E90-1 and Joe Jackson collectors. Also of note, the red color representing Jackson's lips is placed perfectly on his mouth. (As is so often the case with this card, the red color is applied slightly higher and gives the appearance of a mustache rather than lips.) This is a very attractive low-grade example of one of card collecting's most legendary cards. The SMR value for the assigned grade is $5,500. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+.
SOLD FOR $6,517.50