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Graded 50 VG/EX 4 by SGC. This is one of two examples at its tier (with only eight graded higher) among a total of fifty-nine copies recorded in SGC’s census reporting. Offered is a very scarce caramel card of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, portraying the great hitter with his first major league team, the Philadelphia A's. Although this desirable card is, technically, fairly graded in its present encapsulation, a number of its positive intangibles are left unaccounted-for by the numerical assessment. Jackson's image reflects better than average focus for the issue, with notably fine definition in the details of his face and uniform. The lavender-backgrounded illustration has suffered no interference from time's effects, with condition discrepancies justifying the grade almost wholly confined to the corners (particularly, in wear at the top-right). The top and bottom edges concede slight irregularity, but this is not conspicuous. The ballplayer's likeness is complete and fully presentable, as is all of the card's print on both front and back sides. Like most "E" cards, this one is composed of fragile stock that would have been next-to-impossible to preserve under anything less than optimal conditions. Very Good to Excellent condition, with especially favorable eye appeal.
1909-11 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson - SGC 50 VG/EX 4
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