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Lot # 1044: Shoeless Joe Jackson Original Photograph (PSA Type I)

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Classic",
which ran from 2/25/2024 10:00 AM to
3/16/2024 10:00 PM

Displayed is an original Type I photograph of Shoeless Joe Jackson. The snapshot photo was likely taken in the 1940s in Jackson's hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Jackson is most known as being a tremendous star who was banned for life from baseball following the 1920 season for his association with the gamblers who fixed the 1919 World Series. Jackson batted an amazing .356 in his 13-year Major League career: Philadelphia Athletics (1908-09), Cleveland Indians (1910-15), Chicago White Sox (1915-20). He batted .408 in 1911 and had a career .940 OPS. Jackson obtained his "Shoeless Joe" nickname when during a minor league game while playing for the Greenville Spinners, Jackson had blisters on his feet from some poorly fitting new spikes, so he played in his socks for a few innings so his feet wouldn't hurt, and he was christened with a nickname that stuck for life. He owned a liquor store in Greenville, and here is is dressed in a tie (and shoes), so there is a possibility that the candid photo was shot outside his liquor store. The photo measures 2.5x3.5". The back of the photo has a circled number 10, in pencil, written by an unknown hand. The snapshot photo has been encapsulated and PSA graded Type I AUTHENTIC.

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