Lot # 94: c.1930's-40's Handwritten Fan Mail to Shoeless Joe Jackson Collection (14)

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/5/2023 12:00 AM to
11/25/2023 9:00 PM

Certainly one of the most fascinating baseball players from the turn of the last century was the legendary Joseph Jefferson Jackson, a.k.a. “Shoeless Joe” Jackson. A steady outfielder and a prolific batter, Jackson played 13 MLB seasons before being banned from baseball for his participation in the infamous “Black Sox” scandal from the 1919 World Series. At the time of his banishment, Jackson had a career batting average of .356 with 1,772 hits and 792 runs batted in. Presented here is a collection of 14 hand-written fan mail letters sent to Jackson during the 1930s and ‘40s. The heartfelt messages take you back in time to what his many fans and followers thought of him and how they still wished him well years after his playing career ended. The letters are all quite legible and appear on various pieces of available writing paper from that time. Jackson, a native of South Carolina, died in his home state at age 64 in 1951.

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