SCP Auctions will offer a PSA 8 (NM/MT) 1909 E90-1 Joe Jackson rookie card in its Mid-Summer Classic Auction.
One of the two highest graded American Caramel Jackson cards in existence, it’s coming to auction for the first time. SCP officials are hinting it could fetch $1 million or more.
Fewer than 200 American Caramel Jackson cards are believed to exist. PSA has graded the card on 78 occasions with only nine rating above a PSA 3 (VG). SGC has graded 69 with only one rating as high as near mint (84) and all but seven rating below a 60 (EX). Most of the higher graded examples rest in private collections. While Jackson rookies do come up for sale fairly regularly, most are lower grade.
In 2009, an SGC 70 (5.5) sold for $79,068. In 2010, a PSA 5 brought $44,062. Since then, prices for the most sought after vintage cards have skyrocketed. An SGC 40 copy of Jackson’s second card, the 1910 Old Mill Tobacco, sold in 2015 for $168,000.
In all, just 14 E90-1 cards have been graded at NM/MT or higher.
The auction is scheduled to open August 3.