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Encapsulated and assessed "Authentic" by SGC. While his exploits in Cleveland and Chicago are well-known, relatively few hobbyists recall immediately that Joe Jackson actually got his start in the big leagues with the Philadelphia A's: he appeared in five contests for Connie Mack's squad in 1908—and five more the next year—prior to his Indians debut in 1910. In view of this timeline, it's absolutely amazing that the American Caramel Company included Jackson in its 120-card issue of 1909. (Not even the much larger, far more extensive tobacco issues of the same period acknowledged the young slugger.) Nonetheless, fortunately and somewhat mysteriously, "Shoeless Joe's" presence distinguishes E90-1's roster—almost a full century later—in peerless fashion. This well-loved example bears heavy corner wear, and creasing throughout. It's back concedes a piece of paper stuck to the top, and a small piece of tape stabilizing the lower right corner. All in all, this is a very scarce career-contemporary depiction of "Shoeless Joe."
1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson Rookie Card - SGC Authentic
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