For the first time since the middle of 2016, an SGC 8.5 rated 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson has hit the auction block. PWCC is offering one of the three graded at that level (two higher) in its newly launched auction. As of late Monday, early bidding had pushed the card past $40,000.
The card offered in 2016 by Memory Lane reached $69,600. Two years before that, one sold for just under $43,000.
Bidding is set to end December 4. You can check out the auction here.
The company is also offering an SGC 3 copy of the T206 Sherry “Magie” error card in its current lineup.
Here’s an interesting discovery by a collector who bought a 1954 Topps lot on eBay: a card of Senators coach and Hall of Famer Heinie Manush with an orange background instead of the usual red.
While subtle color differences can be found on different examples throughout the ‘54 set (and most other vintage sets), the contrast between other ’54 Manush cards and this one are pretty stark. The card has a splotch of yellow ink between Manush’s cap and the Senators’ logo that could be the tell-tale sign of something gone awry during production.
The collector, who wants to remain anonymous, told us the card wasn’t visible when he purchase the lot but became obvious to him as he went through the group.
“I’ve been collecting and building sets for over 35 years and i have never seen his or any 1954 card like this,” he told us. “I have come across many ’54 Manush cards where the red is a light red, just like so many (others) in the 1954 Topps set, but to see this beautiful Manush that is clearly in ex-exmt condition to have a solid orange background was just breathtaking.
“I’ve always loved error cards and print defects. This card may not be worth that much as a printing error, but to have a genuine Hall of Famer from 1954 in a different color background than produced is super cool. I love it.”
An orange-colored background was used in the production of other ’54 Topps cards including Hank Aaron’s rookie card.
If you’ve seen any other Manush cards with a true orange background, let us know.
Ohio State fans are still basking in the glow of a thorough thrashing of their arch-rival on Saturday and for one collector, the game probably meant finding a few more items to add to his crazy collection of memorabilia.
“Buckeye Brian” Fogle has rooms full of autographs, programs and other Ohio State stuff you have to see to believe.
Watch the story from Fox28 in Columbus below. If you can’t see it, click here.