Photo of Joe Jackson as a member of the Cleveland Naps in 1912. Certified as an original Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA. Jackson is captured here sitting on a base as he takes a moment of rest during a pause in the game. The stampings on the reverse read "Leader Sports" and "Reference Dept. Jun 16 1912." The handwritten pencil notation "Jackson" also appears on the reverse. Jackson was in just his second full year with Cleveland in 1912, making this one of the earliest Joe Jackson photos we have seen. Jackson, who set a rookie record with his .408 batting average in 1911, was no less spectacular in 1912. "Shoeless Joe" continued to take the league by storm with leading leading totals in hits (226) and doubles (26), as well as 90 RBI and a .395 batting average. If this photo were published on June 16, 1912, then it most likely captured action from the day's previous game against Washington at League Park. The photo (3 x 5 inches) appears to have been neatly trimmed to its current dimensions and displays a few light surface wrinkles. In Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).
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