Shoeless Joe Jackson’s autograph has been called the Holy Grail of baseball signatures.
Now perhaps the rarest example of the famed Cleveland ballplayer’s autograph has come up for auction and could fetch $100,000 later this month in New York City.
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The century-old photo comes from a scrapbook that was in the hands of a Cleveland family and stored in a barn until recent years.
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says it’s the first signed photo of Jackson that has been authenticated by autograph experts.
Jackson is remembered for being banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World Series and later depicted in the movie “Field of Dreams.”
The ballplayer’s autograph is among the scarcest in sports because he barely knew how to write his name and mostly signed paychecks and legal documents.
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