January 2020 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/24/2020
Offered is a stunning and truly alluring image of the famed "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, the photo originates from the famous Baseball Magazine archives sale conducted by Christies in 1996, offered is a Paul Thompson original Joe Jackson of the very finest caliber. A pristinely focused central image captures "Shoeless Joe" in classic follow through form for eternity. A reliable indicator of the exquisite focus of the foreground subject is the noticeably poor focus of the objects in the background. The result is an impeccable image that seems to pop and hover in 3-D above the thin stock on which it is printed. Relative to masterpieces from the likes of Burke and others, this impressively large canvas measures an appealing 6-1/2 x 8-1/2" and displays a warmly vintage sepia tone. Frankly, no baseball card of this tragic American icon comes remotely close to depicting him in such tremendous, life-like detail. When considering your bid, keep in mind that original Type 1 Jackson photographs are among the most coveted items in the well-established market for high-end baseball photography. Indeed, they are in a sense the backbone of this advanced hobby, and for a very specific reason. Relative to baseball cards of Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner and most of the game's greats, very few Jackson cards were ever issued, and so collectors tend to consume anything-Joe Jackson, especially photos, with a voracious appetite. I would conservatively grade this masterpiece photo in EX to EX/MT condition due, primarily, to some technical concerns around the perimeter of the thin paper stock. The reverse provides the stamping from the famed photographer Paul Thompson as well sticker from the previously mentioned Christies auction. LOA PSA/DNA Type I Photo from Henry Yee.
1915 Joe Jackson Type I Original Photograph by Paul Thompson
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $16,261.20
Number Bids: 23
Auction closed on Friday, January 24, 2020.
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