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1916 Baseball Magazine with Joe Jackson Front & Back Covers

Lot Number 563

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Though ineligible for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame, "Shoeless Joe" Jackson performed at the highest level during his abbreviated MLB career and was considered among the top players of his day. Souvenirs issued during Jackson's active playing days are few and far between and what we have here is truly a collecting must. Jackson graces both the front and back covers of this "Baseball Magazine" edition, dated "March, 1916". Very likely the most sought after issue of the venerable publication's long run, this classic edition features the famous slugger on the front cover wielding his formidable bat and the back cover sees him holding his other weapon of choice, a Remington hunting rifle. Both covers retain abundant appeal, with bright colors and captivating graphics. Typical light to moderate peripheral wear is noted and multiple small tears on the bottom edge of the front cover are reinforced by a piece of tape on the interior side. The pages are clean, supple and attractive throughout and though the cover is detached, this condition could easily be remedied, as it was orginially bound with adhesive and only the pages are stapled. Contents include a page 9 portrait of Jackson in street clothes, a 3-page article on Jackson's trade from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago White Sox beginning on page 30 and extensive coverage with photos of his life and career running from page 53 through page 67. Also included is a fascinating look at the "Stars of the Federal League", which had just folded and numerous other photos of period players and executives. Offered at a fraction of Fair Market Value, this historically important publication is worthy of the utmost consideration.  


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