Joe Jackson - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Joseph Jefferson “Shoeless Joe” Jackson (1887-1951) earned his nickname as a young mill worker-turned baseball player after he played a game in his stocking feet due to blisters he developed from his cleats. Shoeless Joe stuck for the remainder of his life. Joe began his career playing with one mill team after the next; whoever would pay him more for his services. In 1908, Joe signed with the Philadelphia Athletics and spent much of his time from 1908-1909 back-and-forth from the minor, despite batting .358 in 118 games in the South Atlantic League. Jackson was moved to the Cleveland Naps where in his first full season he batted .408, setting a new rookie record and finishing second to Ty Cobb’s .420 average. Though he was successful in Cleveland, batting .375 over 6 seasons (1910-1915), the cash strapped club shipped him to the Chicago White Sox. Jackson found a home in Chicago he where again batted well above the .300 mark, posting a .356 over six seasons (1915-1920) with the Southsiders. Shoeless Joe helped the Sox take the 1917 World Series and the 1919 title amid scandalous accusations. Uneducated and somewhat vulnerable, Jackson got caught up in the Black Sox Scandal, where member of the White Sox accepted bribes from gamblers to throw the World Series. In 1920, despite being acquitted in court, new commissioner Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis banned the eight players baseball. Shoeless Joe Jackson retired with a career .356 batting average, adding 1,772 hits, 873 runs, 785 RBI and 202 stolen bases. Joe Jackson remains on the Major League Baseball ineligible list and cannot be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame until he has been removed. Jackson’s case over removal from the ineligible list of currently “under review.”



Condition Census (Explain)

  • Joe Jackson
  • Joe Jackson Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6 (6)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
03/31/2006 $25,300 8 8 Memory Lane, Inc. Premier Collectibles Auction I Auction 03747892
01/01/2007 $8,813 7 351 Robert Edward Auctions 2007 Auction Auction 01101900
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01/01/2010 $12,925 7 15 Robert Edward Auctions 2010 Auction Auction 07102477
08/30/2013 $12,753 7 297 Memory Lane, Inc. 2013 SUMMER RARITIES AUCTION Auction 01101900
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01/01/2013 $5,333 5 372 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction Auction 04792515
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10/30/2017 $3,600 2 632 Robert Edward Auctions 2017 Fall Auction 90396815
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