Might 8 (UPI) — A “Shoeless” Joe Jackson baseball card from 1910 offered at auction for $492,000 this week.
The card is from a set referred to as T210 Previous Mill, which featured minor league gamers from across the nation. The merchandise depicts Jackson throughout his stint with the Double-A New Orleans Pelicans.
Heritage Auctions mentioned the bidding for the uncommon card ended Thursday evening. The successful bidder’s identification wasn’t revealed.
“After 110 years in the identical North Carolina household, we have been glad to assist discover it a proud new proprietor,” Chris Ivy, Heritage’s director of sports activities auctions, informed ESPN on Friday.
Ben Foster and his father, Hayes, offered the card after discovering it in a steel lunch pail in an unfinished room behind his legislation workplace greater than a decade in the past, in accordance with ESPN. The playing cards that have been discovered had been handed on to Foster’s father from his nice uncle, Millard Camp, within the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Jackson spent 13 seasons in Main League Baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Naps. He recorded a .356 batting common with 54 residence runs, 792 RBIs, 873 runs scored and 202 stolen bases in 1,332 profession video games.
Jackson was a part of the White Sox’s 1917 World Collection group and the “Black Sox Scandal” of 1919. He was considered one of eight White Sox gamers who have been banned for life from baseball for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Collection.