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1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #82 Joe Jackson (Blank Back) SGC Authentic

Lot Number 683

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Oblivious to the turmoil he would eventually be embroiled in following the 1919 World Series, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson stands confidently with “Black Betsy” in tow for this exceedingly scarce 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #82 (blank back) Type card. With a persona that is shrouded in myth and intrigue, period cardboard representations of the prolific White Sox slugger are in perpetual demand. Graded Authentic by SGC due to having been extracted from a period sheet or strip, the offered version is one of only five copies regardless of reverse advertising to have been appraised by the third-party authenticator. The striking black-and-white image is perfectly contrasted with sharp focus placed on the controversial subject. Despite mild creasing along the lower edge, upper perimeter notching and a pair of surface abrasions to the left of Jackson’s right leg, the overall quality of the near century-old canvas is not compromised. Aside from scattered spots of slight paper pulling, the blank text reverse is absent of any serious detractors. For advanced “Black Sox” historians, the offered West Coast relic is a compelling proposition and worthy of serious bidding consideration.

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