Joe Jackson - 1915 Cracker Jack

In most cases, inclusion in the HOF is a key when discussing the best of the best in card collecting. Here is one of the few exceptions. Shoeless Joe was banned from the game after the 1919 Black Sox scandal. It was alleged that Joe Jackson helped throw the World Series and accepted $5,000 to do so. He hit .375 in the series, driving in six runs and played flawless defense but, in the end, it didn't matter. The ban stuck. Nevertheless, this man is treated as a Hall of Famer and the controversy has done nothing but help bring more attention to his collectibles. This particular card is, arguably, his most popular and attractive issue. Most high-end examples are of the 1915 variety since there was a redemption program available to the public. In 1914, no such program existed which meant there was only one way to acquire the cards, right from the box of sticky Cracker Jacks, caramel stains and all. Jackson, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, is pictured in full swing a swing that helped him achieve a .356 career batting average.


Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (18)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
04/23/2010 $41,825 8 81111 Heritage Auctions 2010 April Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction Apr 23, 2010 Auction 03031390
08/24/2014 $44,215 8 20 Memory Lane, Inc. 2014 Summer Rarities Auction Auction 02043829
01/05/2016 $15,140 8 (OC) 5 Mile High Card Company January 2016 Auction 02017651
08/20/2016 $79,200 8 4 Memory Lane, Inc. 2016 Winder Rarities Auction Auction 01573326
08/28/2016 $107,550 8 80062 Heritage Auctions 2016 August 27-28 Sports Collectibles Platinum A... Aug 28, 2016 Auction 02043829
05/13/2017 $102,000 8 80220 Heritage Auctions 2017 May 11 - 13 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 02043829
08/12/2017 $73,200 8 6 Memory Lane, Inc. Sizzling Summer Auction 2017 Auction 50078572
02/25/2018 $72,000 8 80011 Heritage Auctions 2018 February 24 - 25 Platinum Night Sports Auction 50078572
05/30/2019 $120,000 8 51103 Heritage Auctions 2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas Auction 02044323
12/06/2013 $31,440 7 84 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Auction 02004408
10/15/2014 $27,000 7 3 Robert Edward Auctions 2014 Fall Auction 23198381
11/19/2016 $40,630 7 50393 Heritage Auctions 2016 November 17 - 19 Sports Collectibles Catalo... Nov 19, 2016 Auction 02004408
06/29/2017 $33,600 7 80093 Heritage Auctions 2017 June 29 Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction - Dallas Ended Jun 29th Auction 26626313
04/20/2018 $36,000 7 80268 Heritage Auctions 2018 April 19-20 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Ended Apr 20th Auction 05025962
04/24/2009 $15,535 6.5 81129 Heritage Auctions 2009 April Signature Vintage Sports Memorabilia ... Apr 24, 2009 Auction 14896187
01/01/2005 $37,700 6 243 Robert Edward Auctions 2005 Auction Auction 05010035
01/01/2008 $26,438 6 471 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction Auction 09033900
09/14/2008 $16,117 6 33 Memory Lane, Inc. Hot Summer Classic Rarities Auction 06018128
01/01/2010 $14,100 6 12 Robert Edward Auctions 2010 Auction Auction 06018128
01/01/2012 $22,515 6 374 Robert Edward Auctions 2012 Auction Auction 06018128
11/05/2016 $43,200 6 14 Goldin Auctions Summer Premium Live and Catalog Auction Auction 09080649
01/01/2007 $18,800 5 335 Robert Edward Auctions 2007 Auction Auction 31393145
01/01/2010 $8,813 5 445 Robert Edward Auctions 2010 Auction Auction 16123872
05/12/2012 $11,404 5 883 SCP Auctions MAY 2012 PREMIER INTERNET AUCTION Auction 09146083
04/01/2017 $23,275 4.5 16 Goldin Auctions 2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1 Auction 25959773
09/16/2007 $11,860 4 165 Memory Lane, Inc. High Grade Card Auction and a Few Surprises Auction 90643974
03/08/2008 $9,595 4 10 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIV Auction 50082320
05/22/2017 $18,000 3 396 Robert Edward Auctions 2017 Spring Auction 31764994
11/06/2006 $3,763 2 182 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions November 2006 Internet Auction Auction 06503441
10/08/2017 $12,109 2 401413402592 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 27620856
07/27/2018 $11,000 2 372382386498 eBay probstein123 Best Offer 40209613
10/30/2018 $18,000 1.5 638 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Fall Auction 41230609
01/01/2007 $5,875 1 338 Robert Edward Auctions 2007 Auction Auction 04557832
05/06/2018 $13,200 Auth 860 Robert Edward Auctions 2018 Spring Auction 26417917
11/26/2018 $7,380 Auth 11 Love of the Game Auctions Fall, 2018 Premier Auction Auction 27248291
11/10/2019 $6,295 Auth 401941672117 eBay pwcc_auctions Auction 25667889