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Shoeless Joe Jackson is widely hailed as the greatest natural hitter in the history of the game. A left-handed batter and right-handed thrower, Jackson stood 6-feet-1 and weighed 178 well-built pounds. He belted sharp line drives to all corners of the ballpark, and was fast enough to lead the American League in triples three times. He never won a batting title, but his average of .408 in 1911 still stands as a Cleveland team record and a major-league rookie record. Unfortunately, after Cleveland traded him to the Chicago White Sox, Jackson’s career ended ignominiously because of his involvement in the infamous Black Sox Scandal of 1919. He was expelled from the game in his prime, and for that reason he has never received a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. The featured card was issued along with the 1940 Play Ball series along with the higher numbered series. The collectible features Jackson in a batting image while a member of the White Sox. Four stellar NM to NM/MT corners surround the central image which shows a precise application of ink and exceptional focus. The centering is the most likely culprit to a higher grade and shows some tilt to the right edge. The reverse is pleasingly inked with a slightly cream colored tone which ultimately assures the collector of its uninterrupted state.
1940 Play Ball #225 Joe Jackson PSA 7 NM
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $10,897.80
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Friday, November 12, 2021.
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