Photo of Joe Jackson as a member of the Waycross Coast Liners (Georgia) semipro baseball club in 1925. Certified as an original Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA. Twelve uniformed players are captured posing together in front of the grandstand, with Jackson pictured third from the right. Ideally, vintage ink notations on the reverse identify all of the players pictured. Jackson spent most of his summers in the 1920s and early 1930s playing semipro ball in order to earn a living following his banishment from baseball in 1921. Most of the teams he played with were in the South, and in 1923 he played with the Waycross Coast Liners for two games. The following year he joined the club as both manager and center fielder. As one would expect, Jackson was the star of the club, and he helped lead Waycross to the Georgia State Championship in both 1924 and 1925. The 1925 club finished with a record of 59-19-3 and Jackson was later reported to have said that it was the best club he ever saw outside of the major leagues. The photo (6.75 x 4.75 inches) is slightly trimmed along the top and right borders and displays minor edge and corner wear. In Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).
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