A 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson card with an interesting provenance sold through Love Of The Game Auctions early Sunday morning. Residing in the same family for over 100 years, the PSA 2 example sold for $60,580, a record price for the grade.
According to LOTG founder Al Crisifulli, the card was originally among the possessions of a six-year-old boy who passed away in 1922. Seventy years later, a young family member became interested in his story. Her parents retried a small box from the attic, which contained the young boy’s favorite possessions–a ball, five jacks, a handwritten note, three stamps and one baseball card–the 1914 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson. The family had the card authenticated and graded, then stuck it away until recently deciding to consign it to LOTG.
1914 Cracker Jack cards are much rarer than those issued the following year because they could only be acquired one-by-one through boxes of the product. There was no mail-in offer for the entire set.
Also sold in the auction was the 1912 Hassan Triple Folders advertising display we wrote about last month. Picturing Ty Cobb, the restored piece of an elaborate three-section fold out sold for $39,360.
A 1969 Topps Super Mickey Mantle graded PSA 10 netted $23,370 while the eighth best complete PSA Registry set of the same issue went for $13,530. A 1950s Mickey Mantle-Yogi Berra framed advertising piece touting Yoo-Hoo sold for $12,300.
Complete auction results can be found on the LOTG website.