Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Population five, with only three finer!

    1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson Rookie SGC 60 EX 5. He's one of the most complicated legends of our National Pastime, an illiterate child laborer from the mills of South Carolina who would emerge as one of the greatest ballplayers the world would ever see. But that popularity would ultimately degrade to ignominy as Shoeless Joe was swept up in the greatest scandal in Major League history, sentenced by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to a term of banishment that is now approaching its centennial. But if baseball itself hasn't yet forgiven Jackson, the majority of baseball historians, and certainly hobbyists in the collectibles realm, have opened their arms and hearts to the famed Black Sox conspirator.

    Here we present one of the most coveted relics of the latter demographic, a marvelous example of Jackson's key rookie card, the 1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel. While Jackson's exploits with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox are well-known, few realize that he actually got his start in the Big Leagues with Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's in 1908. We must recognize the American Caramel Company for including the essentially unknown Jackson in their 120-card promotion as one of the few issues of the era features the young slugger, a rare opportunity to see Shoeless Joe as a representative of the City of Brotherly Love.

    Only slightly more available to the collecting community that its storied contemporary, the T206 Wagner, this Jackson rookie shares ink with the Old Dutchman in any ranking of the top twenty cards in the hobby. Just over seventy examples currently reside in a SGC slab, with just four others matching our offering's 60 EX 5 rating. Only three are superior.

    The very modest edge and corner wear endemic in Dead Ball Era cardboard is the source of the rating, all faults well within the acceptable range to ensure strong aesthetic appeal. Minor soiling is likewise innocuous, and reported only in the interest of full disclosure. When discussing trading cards of such enormous rarity and importance, quibbles over minor condition stumbles seem almost foolish.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,019

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2018 October 18-19 Fall Sports Memorabilia Catalog Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I'm a relatively new client at Heritage, and Calvin Arnold, Director and Sports Card expert, has helped make me a Big fan in just a few months.
    Chuck L.,
    Encino, CA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2018 July 19-20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $5,144,014