Rare Joe Jackson Signature Up for Auction
Rare Joe Jackson Signature Up for Auction

This year marks the centennial of the Chicago Black Sox scandal, in which Greenville native and baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson and his teammates were accused of intentionally losing the World Series.

Jackson was subsequently banned from Major League Baseball, and he died in Greenville in 1951. Now, a rare piece of Jackson memorabilia is up for auction, part of a collection of sports memorabilia that includes a World Series championship baseball signed by Babe Ruth.

A mortgage voucher, signed by Jackson in 1916, is among the items to be auctioned. Because Jackson was illiterate, he rarely signed his autograph, making his signature a rarity for collectors.

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