Graded GOOD 2 by PSA (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example graded at this level by PSA with just three graded higher. Presented is a very attractive example of Joe Jackson from the 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy set. By any measure, this is one of Joe Jackson's most significant and rarest cards. In fact, this is only the third example that we have offered in the last fifteen years! In our opinion, this is a tremendously overlooked card. The reason this card has never quite gotten the attention it deserves is simply because it is so rare. 1917 Collins-McCarthy candy cards are one of the few major card issues dating from the mid teens. They are somewhat similar in design to the M101-4/5 Sporting News
cards, are from the same general era, and also have 200 cards in the set. E135 Collins-McCarthy cards, however, are considerably rarer. In addition, they were never issued as complete sets to the public. E135s are usually encountered only in small groups and usually in low grade. They were also produced on a slightly thinner stock (compared to M101-4/5) that is far more susceptible to wear, and with a very glossy surface, which is very prone to creasing. The offered card is bright and crisp, with outstanding picture quality, even corner wear (more so in the lower left), several unobtrusive creases, and centered to the right. The reverse is also extremely clean with bold black text centered to the far left. This is an outstanding and exceptionally attractive example of one of Joe Jackson’s most elusive and important cards dating from two years prior to the 1919 Black Sox scandal that ruined his Hall of Fame career. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+.
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