1916 M101-4 Sporting News #87 Joe Jackson
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,332.50
Graded EX 5 by PSA. This is a very attractive mid-grade 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 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 is an extremely strong example in all respects, which though accurately graded EX by PSA, certainly has a stronger overall Ex-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 square with just a hint of wear (a little more in the lower left). The card is centered slightly towards the bottom left (approximately 45/55 L/R and 75/25 T/B). The blank back is perfectly clean with just a hint of toning along the left edge. 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 great career. The SMR value for the assigned grade is $5,500. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000.
SOLD FOR $5,332.50