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1915 Cracker Jack
Fall 2013 Auction
Lot Number: 84
1915 Cracker Jack # 103
Graded by PSA as NM 7
Starting Bid: $9,000
This issue featuring all-time-great Joe Jackson is one of the two most important and valuable cards within the landmark 1915 Cracker Jack issue - one of the most attractive, popular, and widely collected pre-war sportscard sets.
An immensely gifted hitter, Jackson had a 13-year career (1908-1920) that was cut short because of his involvement in the 1919 World Series game-fixing scandal. In 1911, Jackson set the record for the highest batting average in a full rookie season (.408). He hit over .300 in every subsequent year of his career. He currently holds third place for lifetime batting average, with a mark of .356. He was an integral member of the 1917 World Series championship Chicago White Sox team.
The offered card is an extremely attractive PSA NM 7 example. It is very nicely centered for the issue, and has bright creamy-white borders, outstanding printing quality, and a gorgeous crystal-clear image of Jackson. The corners exhibit just a touch of wear, and there are a couple of areas with very minor product stains visible. All in all, a beauty of a card!