Lot # 111: September 24, 1942 Issue of The Sporting News - Joe Jackson Special Feature!

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
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8/19/2023 9:00 PM

The incomparable “Shoeless Joe” Jackson was one of the best major leaguers of his era but will always be remembered for his participation in the 1919 World Series “Black Sox” scandal, which banned him from Major League Baseball. Despite hitting .375 in the series against the Cincinnati Reds and playing flawless defense in the outfield, Jackson was one of eight members of the White Sox who was found guilty in 1921 of conspiring to throw the series, which the Reds claimed in eight games. Offered here is a Sept. 24, 1942 edition of The Sporting News, which included a front-page story, complete with current photos, of Jackson and his life in Greenville, South Carolina, 21 years after his banishment from baseball.  Within the story, Jackson maintains his innocence, stating "The good Lord knows I am innocent of any wrongdoing."  An outstanding display piece, the newspaper is intact but brittle as one would expect, with heavy folding at the center creating some slight tears, and typical spine and edge wear.

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