Get close up and personal with “Sad Sam” Jones (d.1966) with this vintage ephemera collection. A twenty-two year major leaguer, Samuel Pond Jones pitched for six AL teams over the period 1914-1935, winning World Series championships with the Red Sox in 1918 and the Yankees in 1923. Featured is an assortment of Jones related items including an autograph, a baseball card, photographs, news clippings and stat sheets. This scrap book ready collection presents in above average to better condition with only two items in lesser state. Featured are:
2013 Leaf Pride of the Pinstripe Sam P. Jones cut signature card encapsulated in a BGS holder with a header that notes this factory certified card as “1 of 1” and also errantly lists his death date as “1971” (which was the death date of Sam “Toothpick” Jones). As noted above, “Sad Sam” Jones died in 1966. Seen with this cut is a portion of a photo clipping with the letters “JOH” visible; one of the photographs listed below is a team shot with players wearing “Johnsons” jerseys, making a tangible "Sad Sam" connection with the cut, which was likely taken from a vintage scrapbook.
1933 Goudey baseball card #81 Sam Jones (GD+).
(10) Photographs that range in size from 3 x 4-1/2” to 8x10 and feature mostly local player and teams images; averages (EX to NM) with deference to (1) with 1-1/2” tear.
Also present are several newspaper clippings, a couple of handwritten contact lists, a few stat sheets and a fairly ragged Little League World Series flyer.