“Jackson’s diligent and original signature form was immediately recognized because he could not formally read or write. Because Jackson is relatively illiterate, there are few real examples of his autographs known to exist. So far, the images of Jackson’s signature provided are anything The only surviving example of the type.
“Based on the scarcity of signature images during this period, coupled with the small number of Jackson’s original signatures, we cannot exaggerate the rarity of this product,” it said.
World Series match-fixing scandal
Jackson was a member of the team that won the Chicago White Sox World Championship in 1917, but was banned from participating in the game after he participated in the restoration of the 1919 World Series.
The auction house quoted Babe Ruth as saying: “I imitated Jackson’s style because I think he is the greatest batsman I have ever seen, the greatest natural batsman I have ever seen. He made me Someone who becomes a batsman.”
It said Jackson was “the giant of the game” and “perhaps the most notable” of the eight White Sox players accused of participating in the World Series.
“The legend says that when he left the court after testifying and confessing to some form of involvement in the restoration, a boy shouted,’Say it’s not like this, Joe! Say it’s not like this!'” said the Hall of Fame.
“Joe Jackson represents the humble American working class. While achieving great success in his career, he showed great pride. Although Jackson was not eligible for the Hall of Fame, the museum did show and preserve him. To commend him for some of his cultural relics for his outstanding performance,” it said.
The Hall of Fame said it included a pair of his 1919 shoes-even though his nickname was worn by a player.