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    1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson #103 PSA VG+ 3.5. Very few players truly transcend the game as the man named Joseph "Shoeless" Jackson. It was 1914, the year that this now iconic card rolled off the assembly line and into a box of Cracker Jack, fully exposed but now home. This season saw one the game's greatest hitters playing his last full year in Cleveland before being traded to Charles Comiskey's Chicago squad, eventually to take his place in history. Immortalized in legend, his batting exploits are condensed in his .356 career batting average that places him behind only Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby. He is the man who batted .408 in 1911 only to lose the batting title to Ty Cobb who batted .420. His banishment from the sport he so wonderfully excelled at fuels the wonderment of passionate baseball fans still after a century of time has passed. Where statistical ranking fails to convey his stature, titans of the game marveled at the natural ability of the man who served as inspiration to a "Babe" named Ruth. Here he still wears the cap of Cleveland, his trusted Black Betsy gripped tightly in his calloused farm boy hands, emblazoned against the scarlet background of this beautiful issue. Aesthetically speaking, one of the most pleasing baseball cards of all-time.

    Graded PSA VG+ 3.5. This card is one of two in VG+ from PSA from a small sampling of only 35 reviewed by the PSA staff. Staining from the All-American snack is extremely light to non-existent. Surfaces are free of any loss, heavier creasing or wrinkling. The rich colors and tight registration leave an impressive portrait. A solid example of one of the more important 20th century cards.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $40,000 - up.

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