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Joe Jackson was a terrific outfielder, first for the Cleveland Naps/Indians and then for the Chicago White Sox. He had a career batting average of .356 but will ultimately be remembered for his alleged involvement in the infamous Black Sox Scandal from the 1919 World Series. His supposed participation in the game-throwing scandal earned him and seven of his White Sox teammates a lifetime banishment from Major League Baseball by newly appointed MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Once his playing days were through, Jackson moved to Greenville, South Carolina and opened a liquor store.

Presented here is a page (5x3") torn from a small notepad that baseball's most famous exile no doubt used for making calculations at the store. Experts at PSA/DNA have determined that all the writing in blue ink appears to be in Jackson's hand but for the name "John Fletcher" that’s inked at the very top. Most eyes are drawn to the word "Joe" toward the bottom of the page that represents one of very few autograph examples by the man who was affectionately called “Shoeless Joe.” Jackson was known to avoid signing autographs whenever possible (his wife often signed for him) and only gave signatures himself when legal matters presented themselves. This might have actually been an attempt by Jackson to practice his signature.

Authentication: Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity and a PSA/DNA Encapsulated, Beckett Authentication Services (BAS) Letter of Authenticity and a James Spence Authentication (JSA) Letter of Authenticity.
Circa 1950 Incredibly Rare "Shoeless Joe" Jackson Signed Page (PSA/DNA, Beckett & JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $17,500
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Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
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