Lot # 136: 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson Rookie

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Graded FAIR 1.5 by SGC. This extremely rare and desirable E90-1 American Caramel card of the legendary Joe Jackson is one of only a handful of cards of him issued during his playing days, and is indisputably recognized as his rookie card. This card is also one of the rarest in the entire E90-1 American Caramel card set. In recent years the E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson has become universally recognized as one of card collecting's most valuable and famous vintage-card rarities. Jackson was always a very rare card in the E90-1 set, but in recent years it has become all the more apparent that this card is truly the key to the set. A few sets of E90-1 have been offered in recent years, but more often than not, they are really sets minus one card: Jackson. This card dates from extremely early in Joe Jackson’s career, when he was a member of Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s. Jackson played only ten games with the Athletics before Mack traded him to Cleveland. The card is free of the extensive creasing that plagues many low-grade examples, but it does have a single light vertical crease extending from the bottom border into the center of Jackson's legs (most visible from the back). Centering to the right, with lightly rounded corners, and excellent registration. A black ink stamp on the reverse allows for a grade of only FAIR, but this is still a very attractive example of this extremely rare and important card, superior to many others we have seen, and one that (like a low-grade Wagner to T206 collectors) will always be of great interest to E90-1 and Joe Jackson collectors. This is a very attractive modestly graded example of one of card collecting's most legendary cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++.

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