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The 1915 Cracker Jack card of Shoeless Joe Jackson is considered by many advanced collectors to be one of the top baseball cards ever produced, a significant accomplishment considering it isn't a rookie card and, due to certain well-documented circumstances, he's not a Hall of Famer. Though his career abruptly ended after 13 seasons, there are surprisingly few issues of Jackson during his heyday. But when this card hit the candy store shelves with its accompanying confectionary treat, his second appearance with Cracker Jack following their inaugural issue the prior season, Jackson had played over 600 games with a career .377 batting average, outpacing even the great Ty Cobb who had a career .368 mark at the time. Few images are more well recognized than the image of Jackson against the glowing red backdrop that defines the Cracker Jack series. Sent from the Philadelphia Athletics to Cleveland as a "player to be named later" in 1909, Jackson is shown in his Indians uniform but would end up being shipped off to Chicago for three players and $31,500 cash in August of that year, setting in motion the events that led to his infamous ban from baseball. Unlike most other examples at this modest grade of PSA 3, the featured card is centered sufficiently, offset moderately toward the right edge with solid top to bottom framing. The presentation post-swing is sharp and concise with a rich red backdrop that appears to have defied father time. The reverse sports an off-white canvas with admirable bold black print. One of the greatest baseball cards ever made, now available!
1915 Cracker Jack #103 Joe Jackson PSA 3 VG
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Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $73,942.80
Number Bids:27
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