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Jack Glasscock Cut Signature and N28 Tobacco Card in Framed Display
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $829.50
This elegant wall display features the very scarce cut signature of former National League batting champion Jack Glasscock matted together with his 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter "World's Champions" tobacco card. The cut, which is flawlessly inscribed in black fountain pen (grading "10"), includes both Glasscock's signature and home address at the time: "JW. Jack Glasscock/9 Maryland St./Wheeling WV." Below Glasscock's inscription, written in pencil (presumably by a former owner of the piece), are the notations "82 years old" and "July 22, 1941." Though the PSA holder is not visible due to the matting when framed, the card has been encapsulated and graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. If the date on the cut is accurate, then this piece was signed by Glasscock six years before this passing in 1947. Glasscock was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and lived there his entire life. Glasscock was a major nineteenth-century star and universally regarded as one of the premier shortstops in the Major Leagues throughout his seventeen-year career (1879-1895). He has long been widely regarded as a serious candidate for future induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The cut (4x 1.5 inches) displays a few light vertical creases and is in Very Good to Excellent condition. Total dimensions: 10 x 12.5 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.
SOLD FOR $829.50
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