Polarizing pair’s autos to hit block via Pristine
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
A dual cut autograph featuring signatures of two of baseball’s more-polarizing figures will hit the auction block later this month.
A Pete Rose-Joe Jackson cut from the 2012 Historic Autographs Why the Hall Not? series will be sold through Phoenix, Ariz.-based Pristine Auction on Nov. 7.
Rose and Jackson both appear on MLB’s Ineligible List for their ties to gambling scandals. Rose, who admitted gambling on baseball while a manager, and Jackson, who was one of the eight players banned from baseball as part of the 1919 Black Sox scandal to throw the World Series, cannot appear on MLB-licensed card products.
While Rose is a prolific signer, Jackson’s autographs are limited because he was believed to be illiterate for much of his life, only learning to sign his name in his later years.
The auction opens on Oct. 25.
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