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1916 M101-4 Sporting News #87 Joe Jackson PSA NM 7
Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $8,812.50
Graded NM 7 by PSA. One of only two examples to be graded at this level by PSA with none graded higher. This is an extraordinarily sharp, ultra high-grade example of one of Joe Jackson's most classic cards. Despite playing 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 outstanding and extremely attractive example in all respects. 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 sharp and square with just the slightest hint of wear. The card is centered approximately 40/60 L/R. The blank back is perfectly clean with just a hint of toning. The card is slightly oversized, with the top border being particularly large, and upon close examination, one can see the slightest hint of a roller mark along the top border. This is as made, but PSA has demoted the card one grade because of it. Otherwise this card would certainly be a NM-MT 8. This is an extraordinary and very conservatively graded world-class card worthy of the finest Joe Jackson or rare vintage baseball-card collection. SMR value is $8,000. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $8,812.50
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