An original photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson is among the featured attractions in the newly launched Premier catalog event at RMY Auctions.
Jackson is wearing a pinstriped uniform while taking a practice swing in front of the grandstand.
Jackson hit .341 for the Sox that year, leading the league with 21 triples and 293 total bases. Of course, three years later, he would be accused of wrongdoing in the Black Sox scandal and banned for life following the 1920 season.
The silver gelatin photo has a newspaper file stamp of 1917 on the back but the Sox uniform he’s wearing dates to 1916. Photos were often stamped when placed into an archive. It has some mild wear and a small amount of crazing but is generally in good condition.
The Jackson photo is one of over 1,100 historic sports, news and entertainment photos in the March Premier auction, which continues through March 11 at RMYAuctions.com.