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1916 M101-4 Sporting News #87 Joe Jackson
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,231
Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. This is a very attractive example of one of Joe Jackson's most classic cards. Although Jackson played 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 extremely strong example in all respects, which though accurately graded VG/EX by SGC, certainly has a stronger overall Excellent appearance. 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 have light, even wear (a hint more in the upper right). The card has been downgraded to VG/EX 50 by SGC because of the approximately 35/65 L/R centering, an ever-so-slight diamond cut, and very light print marks along the left border. The blank back is virtually flawless with just a tiny print mark along the upper right edge. This is an exceptionally striking example of one of the era's most classic cards, dating from the heart of Joe Jackson’s great career. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,231
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