Joe Jackson Photos - Miscellaneous Photos

Joe Jackson's Death Certificate The Death Certificate for Joseph W. Jackson, not much else we can say about this one.

Joe Jackson March 18, 1927 This photo of Joe was taken in Savannah, GA on March 18, 1927.

Katie Jackson, September of 1920 This photo of Katie Jackson was taken around September of 1920 and was probably used in stories related to Joe's confession before the Cook County Grand Jury in September of 1920.

Bill of Sale for Pool Hall of Cigar Shop owned by Joe Jackson (inside page) This is the front page of the Bill of Sale for the pool hall and cigar shop owned by Joe Jackson at 1202 East 55th Street in Chicago, IL. Jackson sold it to his former teammate and friend Lefty Williams for the sum of one dollar.

Bill of Sale for Pool Hall of Cigar Shop owned by Joe Jackson (front page) This is the front page of the Bill of Sale for the pool hall and cigar shop owned by Joe Jackson at 1202 East 55th Street in Chicago, IL. Jackson sold it to his former teammate and friend Lefty Williams for the sum of one dollar.

Letter Of Thanks To South Carolina Legislators Who Passed Resolution On His Behalf Letter of thanks from Joe Jackson to South Carolina Legislators who passed a resolution on behalf of Joe Jackson. Letter probably written by Joe's lawyer on his behalf. Front page of resolution attached.

Joe Jackson's 1917 World Series, World's Champions ring This is the ring that Joe had made from the pendant he was given when the White Sox won the 1917 World Series over the New York Giants. Back in those days, rings were not given to the winners as is the present day tradition, they were instead given pendants and Joe had his pendant made into a ring. (Photo courtesy of Matt Rumpfeldt)

Close-up of Joe Jackson's 1917 World Series, World's Champions ring This is a close-up view of the ring that Joe had made from the pendant he was given when the White Sox won the 1917 World Series over the New York Giants (Photo courtesy of Matt Rumpfeldt).

Note from Joe's doctor to Katie Note written by Joe's doctor to his wife Katie telling her it was OK to let Joe eat one meal of fatback and eggs, cooked "in the grease" no doubt.

Front side of note from Joe's doctor to Katie Front side of the note written above.

Plat book of land on Wilburn Street Map from plat book of when Joe and Katie bought their lot on Welborn (Wilburn) Street. Theirs was lot number 54.

Plat book of land on Burdette Street Map from plat book of when Joe and Katie bought Joe's mom and dad a house on Burdette Street (Lot 6). The Jackson family home in Greenville, circa 1912

Page from deed book on Burdette Street House Page from Deed Book for Burdette Street House.

Page from deed book on sell of Burdette Street House Page from Deed Book for sell of Burdette Street House.

Page from deed book on purchase of Lot 54 on Wilburn Street Page from Deed Book for purchase of Lot 54 on Wilburn Street.

Page from deed book on purchase of lot and a half on Wilburn Street Page from Deed Book for purchase of lot and a half on Wilburn Street (Lot 27 and Western half of Lot 28).

Joe Jackson and Shirley Povich Joe with Washington Post writer, Shirley Povich (yes, Maury Povich's dad) at an exhibition game between the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers. The game was played on Wednesday April 9, 1941 in Greenville as the two teams traveled back North for the regular season. Shirley interviewed Joe during the game and the resulting article from that interview appeared in the April 11th Washington Post. In case you're interested, Washington won the game 5 - 3 over the Tigers in a rain shortened game. The game was called after the 7th inning to allow the Washington players to catch a train. (Photo courtesy of FC Associates).

1923 telegram from friend in Chicago Telegram sent to Joe in 1923 from a 'friend in the know in Chicago'. The telegram reads as follows: 'JOE JACKSON - AMERICUS G[A] - COMMY SENT DICKS TO SAVANNAH TO SCARE YOU I AM IN PO[SI]TION TO KNOW BECAUSE I AM IN OFFICE WHERE REPORTS COME IN LAST REPORT W[AS] THEY HAD NOTHING ON YOU I ALWAYS FELT SORRY FOR YOU BOYS AND AM TIPPING YOU OFF TO GO RIGHT AFTER THIS FELLOW AS YOU HAVE GOT THE GOODS ON HIM [AN]D THEY KNOW IT YOUR LAWYER IN MILWUAKEE JUST WON A BIG POINT AGAINST T[HE]M AND THEY ARE SCARED [TO] DEATH THAT THE CASE WILL BE TRIED BEFORE A JURY KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT [AND] [PL]AY BALL AND LISTEN TO YOUR LAWYER AS HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE [BEST] [IN] [T]HE WEST IF ANYTHING ELSE COMES IN HERE I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU BY WIRE BUT YOU HAVE GOT THEM ON THE RUN NOW AND GIVE THEM A GOOD BEATING AND DONT LET THESE CHEAP DICKS SCARE YOU AS THEY HAVE GOT NOTHING ON YOU TO DATE AS I KNOW FROM REPORTS I HAVE SEEN AND THEY HAVE REPORTED THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO GET ANYTHIN[G] [O]N YOU WILL WIRE LATER IF ANYTHING TURNS UP - A FRIEND - 905A - JUL 30.'. The telegram is from the time period when Joe was preparing to sue Charles Comiskey for backwages. This "friend" wanted to let Joe know they (Comiskey and his investigators) had nothing on Joe and for Joe to go after them big time.

Page 1 of 1923 Telegram Page one of the 1923 telegram listed above (cleaned up version).

Page 2 of 1923 Telegram Page two of the 1923 telegram listed above (cleaned up version).

1917 World Series press pin Press pin from the 1917 World Series.

Addie Joss Benefit Game ball - 1 Addie Joss Benefit Game ball signed by the players.

Addie Joss Benefit Game ball - 2 Addie Joss Benefit Game ball signed by the players.

Addie Joss Benefit Game ball - 3 Addie Joss Benefit Game ball signed by the players. This panel actually has Joe's autograph on it (very top by the seams).

Addie Joss Benefit Game ball - 4 Addie Joss Benefit Game ball signed by the players.

1908 Connie Mack letter mentioning Joe Jackson Letter from Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack that mentions expecting Joe Jackson any day. This is obviously from the time when Joe first came up with the A's.

1908 Connie Mack letter mentioning Joe Jackson - Page 2 Letter from Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack that mentions expecting Joe Jackson any day. This is obviously from the time when Joe first came up with the A's.

Painting of Joe Jackson Here is a painting of Joe sitting in front of the dugout with his bats in his lap.

Joe Jackson game used bat from the 1920's Joe Jackson game used bat from his days in the Outlaw Leagues.

Barrel and brand from Joe Jackson game used bat Barrel and brand portion of the Joe Jackson game used bat.

Baseball autographed by Joe Jackson Joe Jackson autographed baseball.

Joe Jackson - Walter Johnson autographed cards Joe Jackson - Walter Johnson autographed 3 by 5 cards. Notes were sent in response to a fan wanted to know who the toughest pitcher Joe faced in his career and who the toughest batter Walter faced in his career. Joe's autograph was done by his wife Katie

1913 Police Gazette supplement Supplement from the September 13, 1913 issue of the Police Gazette.

1914 Boston Garter advertisement Boston Garter advertisement card from 1914 featuring Joe Jackson.

Front and back covers of Joe Jackson Number Baseball magazine 1916 Baseball magazine - Joe Jackson Number (front and back covers).

Portrait style photo of Joe Here is a portrait style photo of Joe.

Katie Wynn Jackson One of the few early photos of Katie Jackson.

Flowers from Joe's funeral Flowers around Joe's grave. Photo taken the day of Joe's funeral.

Bond appearance document signed by Joe Bond appearance document signed by Joe Jackson. This is a bond appearance for Joe's brother Dave, signed by Joe.

Joe in his office at home Joe Jackson sitting behind his desk in his office. Photo taken in 1949.

Joe with sportswriter Furman Bisher in 1949 Atlanta Journal Constitution sportswriter Furman Bisher with Joe in his front yard on Wilburn Street, 1949.

Joe Jackson autographed baseball Baseball autographed by Joe Jackson.

Balls autographed by the eight men Balls autographed by the eight men involved in the Black Sox Scandal.

Katie Jackson 1917 season pass Katie Jackson 1917 season pass for the White Sox games.

Katie Jackson 1918 season pass Katie Jackson 1918 season pass for the White Sox games.

David, Katie and Joe Jackson, circa 1927 David Jackson, Katie and Joe Jackson taken around 1927.

Joe, taken in Savannah, circa 1927 Joe Jackson, taken in Savannah around 1927.

1941 mortgage note signed by Joe This is a mortgage note on Joe's house from 1941 and it has Joe's signature on it.

Page from Baseball magazine featuring Joe A page from Baseball magazine shortly after Joe was traded to the White Sox.

George Elmore Jackson The only known photo of Joe's dad, George Elmore Jackson, date unknown.

George Elmore Jackson - close-up The only known photo of Joe's dad, George Elmore Jackson, date unknown.

Joe and his sister Gertrude, 1914 Joe and his sister Gertrude taken on the porch of the Jackson family home in 1914. Photo was taken when Joe brought the Cleveland Naps to play an exhibition game in Greenville in 1914 on the trip north after spring training.

The Jackson family home in Greenville, circa 1912 Photo of the Jackson family home in Greenville sometime around 1912.

Another view of the Jackson family home in Greenville, circa 1912 Photo of the Jackson family home in Greenville sometime around 1912.

A Joe Jackson Statue From 1913 This is a Joe Jackson statue from 1913. Here's another photo of this statue.

Sympathy Letter From Dave Danforth This is a scan of a sympathy letter from former White Sox pitcher and Joe Jackson teammate, Dave Danforth. It was sent to Katie shortly after Joe's death in December of 1951 (postmarked December 7, 1951). It reads: "I just want to offer my sympathy in your loss, for Joe was a personal friend of mine and a team mate. He was a better player and man than Babe Ruth. Joe earned far more than he ever got out of baseball. Ruth was a New York player boosted in head lines even when he struck out. He was over paid and overly boosted. Joe was underpaid and critisized (sic) and punished beyond reason. Morally Joe was a fine man. I want to sympathise (sic) with you, for I have lost a friend and you a dear one. In Sympathy, Dr. Dave C. Danforth."

Joe Jackson's Indians Hall of Fame Plaque This is a photo of Joe's Indians Hall of Fame plaque that is displayed at Heritage Park at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. Photo taken by John Zajc of SABR (Society For American Baseball Research).

Close-up of Joe's Indians Hall of Fame Plaque This is a close-up photo of Joe's Indians Hall of Fame plaque that is displayed at Heritage Park at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH. Photo taken by John Zajc of SABR (Society For American Baseball Research).

Joe Jackson Promotional Poster #1 This is a promotional poster that was used by the Virtual Hall of Fame to help bring awareness to Joe Jackson and his plight. The posters were designed to look like the old tobacco cards of the early 1900's and were produced by Cramer-Krasselt / Chicago, IL. There are a limited number of these still available for purchase by the general public, please see the Merchandise section of our site to order these great posters.

Joe Jackson Promotional Poster #2 This is a promotional poster that was used by the Virtual Hall of Fame to help bring awareness to Joe Jackson and his plight. The posters were designed to look like the old tobacco cards of the early 1900's and were produced by Cramer-Krasselt / Chicago, IL. There are a limited number of these still available for purchase by the general public, please see the Merchandise section of our site to order these great posters.

Joe Jackson Promotional Poster #3 This is a promotional poster that was used by the Virtual Hall of Fame to help bring awareness to Joe Jackson and his plight. The posters were designed to look like the old tobacco cards of the early 1900's and were produced by Cramer-Krasselt / Chicago, IL. There are a limited number of these still available for purchase by the general public, please see the Merchandise section of our site to order these great posters.

Newspaper Article About Joe's Father Passing Away This is a newspaper article about Joe's father George passing away.

Close Up Of Joe's Signature This photo shows a close-up of Joe's signature as it appears on his will. This photo was taken by our Official Historian, Mike Nola in November of 2005 when he viewed the will in Greenville, SC.

Joe Jackson's Last Will and Testament This photo shows a close-up of Joe's signature as it appears on his will. This photo was taken by our Official Historian, Mike Nola in November of 2005 when he viewed the will in Greenville, SC. Large image of will

Letter of donation to Westville High School, Greenville, SC This letter comes to us courtesy of Dennis Davenport, whose father was a coach at Westville High School in Greenville, SC between 1949 and 1952. Mr. Davenport's dad wrote this note and circulated it through the merchants of West Greenville, of which Joe Jackson was one. Last name at the bottom of the page (first column) is that of one Joe Jackson and he donates 50 cents to the cause. The letter was signed by Katie on behalf of Joe and is a unique piece from Joe's post Major League days. Thanks to Dennis Davenport for allowing us to share this with our visitors.

1913 Louiville Slugger ad featuring Joe Jackson This is an advertisement for Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The ad is from 1913 and features Joe Jackson and Honus Wagner.

Joe Jackson's obituary column This is a scan from the December 1951 newspaper obituary column about the death of Joe Jackson....nice photo of he and Katie...... We would love to have a cleaner copy of this photo....if anyone has one out there....we'd love to hear from you!! Scan courtesy of the Jack Connell Collection.

Joe Jackson game used bat These photos are of a game used Joe Jackson model bat.

Salesman decal bat sample book This is a page from a bat saleman's sample book. The salesman used this book to sale Louisville Slugger decal bats to his customers back in the day.

1919 Comiskey Park Season Pass This is the front of a 1919 Comiskey Park season pass.

Back of 1919 Comiskey Park Season Pass This is the back of the 1919 Comiskey Park season pass, which show the home schedule for the 1919 season.

Autographed Joe Jackson baseball bat This photo shows a circa 1911 Louisville Slugger baseball which has been autographed by Joe Jackson. The bat once belowed to a teammate of Joe's by the name of Sydney Smith. Smith was a lifelong friend of Joe Jackson and served as an honorary pallbearer at Jackson's 1951 funeral. When Smith passed away some years later, this bat was found among his belongings and is in great shape for it's age.

1980 Ohio Hall of Fame Inductees This is a page from the 1982 Ohio Hall of Fame ceremonies, which shows the 1980 Ohio Hall of Fame inductees.....ain't that pouring salt into the wound...inducting Landis along with Joe...kinda funny huh???.

Joe's 1919 White Sox Players Contract - Page 1 This photos shows the first page of Joe's 1919 White Sox players contract. The contract is dated May 2, 1919 and is approved by American League President Ban Johnson.

Joe's 1919 White Sox Players Contract - Page 2 This photos shows the second page of Joe's 1919 White Sox players contract. The contract is dated May 2, 1919 and is signed by Jackson and White Sox owner Charles Comiskey, dated January 29, 1919.

1918 White Sox Payroll Ledger This photo shows the 1918 White Sox Payroll Ledger.

1920 White Sox Payroll Ledger This photo shows the 1920 White Sox Payroll Ledger.

A page from Harry Grabiner's Diary This photo shows a page from the famous diary of White Sox Secretary Harry Grabiner. This page has reference to a supposed fixed game in 1917...where even Manager Pants Rowland is supposed to have donated money.

Another page from Harry Grabiner's Diary This photo shows a page from the famous diary of White Sox Secretary Harry Grabiner. No shocking details appear on this page, but we thought we'd put it here anyway....since it came from Grabiner's hand.

Front of famous Joe Jackson Baseball Number This is the front cover of the famous Baseball Magazine - Joe Jackson Number.

Back of famous Joe Jackson Baseball Number This is the back cover of the famous Baseball Magazine - Joe Jackson Number which is an advertisement for Remington shotguns and shells.

The Turkey Red card that never was This is a Turkey Red fantasy card of Joe Jackson. While Jackson was not part of the original Turkey Red set of cards MWCards has made an excellent look-a-like T3 Jackson card.

Helmar Brewing Joe Jackson label This is a Helmar Brewing Company Joe Jackson advertising card (batting stance pose).

Helmar Brewing Joe Jackson label This is a Helmar Brewing Company Joe Jackson advertising card (at bat, about to swing pose).

Helmar Brewing Joe Jackson crown #20 This is a Helmar Brewing Company metal crown (released by the company in 2004) featuring Joe Jackson. The crowns are only distributed with Helmar's Big League brew, and are not available directly from the brewery.

Helmar Brewing Joe Jackson crown #21 This is a Helmar Brewing Company metal crown (released by the company in 2004) featuring Joe Jackson. The crowns are only distributed with Helmar's Big League brew, and are not available directly from the brewery.

1917 World Series Game 5 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 5 of the 1917 World Series (3rd game played in Chicago).

1919 Game 1 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 1 of the 1919 World Series (1st game played in Cincinnati). Another, cleaner stub here

1919 Game 2 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 2 of the 1919 World Series (2nd game played in Cincinnati).

1919 Game 3 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 3 of the 1919 World Series (1st game played in Chicago).

1919 Game 4 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 4 of the 1919 World Series (2nd game played in Chicago).

1919 Game 5 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 5 of the 1919 World Series (3rd game played in Chicago).

1919 Game 6 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 6 of the 1919 World Series (3rd game played in Cincinnati).

1919 Game 7 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 7 of the 1919 World Series (4th game played in Cincinnati).

1919 Game 8 Ticket Stub This is a ticket stub from Game 8 of the 1919 World Series (4th game played in Chicago).

1919 World Series Souvenir Book This is a souvenir book from the 1919 World Series.

1919 World Series Press Pin This is the pin that was issued to all members of the Press during the 1919 World Series games held at Comiskey Park.

1916 Draper-Maynard Catalog This photo shows the 1916 Draper-Maynard Company catalog featuring Joe Jackson on the cover. Joe used the Draper-Maynard model G-56 glove during his career.

1917 Draper-Maynard Advertisement This 1917 Draper-Maynard Company advertisement shows all the professional ballplayers currently using their famous G-56 model glove.....Joe being one of those players. Joe used the D & M G-56 model most of his Major League career.

Joe Jackson 1920's game used bat This photo shows a 1920's Joe Jackson game used bat.....probably used during his time with Waycross, GA in the mid 1920's.

Joe Jackson 1924 game used bat This photo shows a Joe Jackson game used bat.....from his time with the Waycross (GA) Coastliner team in 1924 and 1925. The bat only has his last name on the bat...as this was the practice instituted by Louisville Slugger after Joe was banned from the game and no longer had a contract with them.

Barrel of bat above This photo shows a close up of the brand and the signature on the barrel of the bat above.

Close-up shot of signature on bat This is a close-up shot of the signature portion of the bat above.

Joe Jackson autograph signed by Katie Jackson This is a photo autographed with Joe's name which was signed by his wife Katie. Katie usually signed autographed requests for Joe and this one is dated from August of 1951.

White Sox bench shot (1915) This is a photo that was submited to the Virtual Hall of Fame by Don Rulis of Peoria, IL. Don wrote us and told us he had these photos from a game that was played on July 21, 1915 that pitted the Henry (IL) Greys against the mighty White Sox. The Greys beat the Sox that day 3 to 2 even with Jack Fournier hitting a mighty homer during the contest, it was not enough to bring the Sox the victory that day. This game was held prior to Joe Jackson being traded to the Sox from the Indians, but we thought these were neat photos and wanted to include them here. The Chicago Tribune account of the game says that the Greys (up to that point) had only been beaten once and that was by Rube Foster's Chicago American Giants.

Henry, IL Greys - team that beat the Sox (1915) Another fine photo submitted to the Virtual Hall of Fame by Don Rulis of Peoria, IL. This photo shows the Henry, Illinois amateur team that played an exhibition game against the Sox on July 21, 1915. The Sox were supposed to pound the locals into the dirt....but the Greys hadn't heard that news....and they went out and beat the Sox and sent them packing!!! Not many amateur teams in those days could say they had beaten the Chicago White Sox.....so we serve up their photo as a way to honor them in that hard fought victory in 1915.

Joe goes to the shipyards (1918) This newspaper photo and the accompanying text was an attempt to slam Joe Jackson for going into the ship building service during World War I. The fact is Joe is said to have wanted to go into military service to be near his brothers who were already serving their country, but Joe's wife Katie urged him to stay stateside so he could help his mother financially. Most sportswriters saw this as Jackson being a coward and they said as much in their newspapers. His White Sox owner Charles Comiskey even slammed him in the press and swore he would not take Jackson back after the War.....a promise Comiskey could not keep. Comiskey forgave Joe in short order once the war was over and took him back with open arms.

Drawing Of Joe By Andy Amato An excellent drawing of Joe done by artist Andy Amato. Even though everyone here agrees the photo Andy used to do this drawing is possibly the worst photo ever taken of Joe...even Andy agrees on that one!! Andy chose to use this photo to do this drawing because he said it was one of the most challenging photos to draw. Andy has done an excellent job re-creating this photo into the artwork you see here.......THANKS Andy for allowing us to share it with our visitors.

Joe Jackson's trademark signature This photo shows the back of an envelope that Joe used to practice signing his name. We are told this is the envelope he used when he was practicing signing his name for his Last Will and Testiment.

1911 Joe Jackson game used bat This is a photo of one of Joe's first Louisville Slugger game used baseball bats. The bat was cracked by Joe sometime during the 1911 season and sent back to the J.F. Hillerich and Son factory (Louisville Slugger) so that they could turn another bat just like the one he cracked.

1911 Joe Jackson game used bat (2) This photo shows the brand and barrel of the bat with the side written JOE JACKSON. Once the bat was returned by Joe to Hillerich and Son and factory worker would write the players name on the bat with a grease pencil and sometimes instructions to the factory worker who would turn the bat were also written on the bat.

1911 Joe Jackson game used bat (3) This photo shows the crack in the handle of the bat.

1911 Joe Jackson game used bat (4) This photo shows the end of the barrel of the bat with the bin number (model number) J13. J13 was the model number assigned to the bats made for Joe Jackson and signifies that he is the thirteenth player with the last name starting with "J" to have Louisville Slugger turn him a bat.

1911 Joe Jackson game used bat (5) This photo shows the end of the knob of the bat with the same bin number as above.

1930 Joe Jackson model bat This is a photo of a 1930's era store model Joe Jackson bat. This bat was probably not used by Joe, but is an example of the type of Joe Jackson model bat one could buy in a department or sporting goods store.

1930 Joe Jackson model bat (close-up) A close-up photo of the bat above.

Joe Jackson decal bat A great example of a Joe Jackson decal bat from around 1915.

Joe Jackson decal bat A full photo of the bat above.

1917 World Series Press Pin This is a photo of the pin given out to the members of the Press for the 1917 World Series games held at Comiskey Park.

1919 World Series Press Pin This is a photo of the pin given out to the members of the Press for the 1919 World Series games held at Comiskey Park.

Joe Jackson Liquor Store business card This is Joe Jackson's business card for the liquor store he ran in Greenville. This is one of only two known to exist.

A photo signed by Katie for Joe As was the common practice whenever someone requested Joe's autograph, his wife Katie would sign them and return them by mail. This photo is a prime example.....signed by Katie Jackson for her beloved husband Joe.

Game used Joe Jackson bat This photo is of a game used Joe Jackson bat. The bat was used by Joe during his outlaw ball days. The bat was produced by Hillerich and Bradsby (Louisville Slugger) sometime after Joe was banished from Major League Baseball. Unlike his MLB bats....this bat just has his last name on the barrel of the bat......his MLB bats have his full signature on them.

Game used Joe Jackson bat (close-up) This photo is a close up of the game used bat noted above.

Knob of game used Joe Jackson bat This photo shows the knob end of the game used Joe Jackson bat. There is a "V" branded into the knob of this bat........although none of us knows why............

Joe Jackson decal bat This photo is of a Joe Jackson decal bat from the 1916 - 1920 time period.

Joe Jackson decal bat (close-up) This photo is a close up of the Joe Jackson decal bat noted above.

Game Used Joe Jackson Model Bat This is a game used Joe Jackson model bat.

Chick Gandil Joe Jackson model bat This photo is of a bat used by Chick Gandil that dates before 1915 and is actually a Joe Jackson model bat. GANDIL is burned into the barrel, but it is a Joe Jackson model bat, Gandil liked Joe's bat so much that he had all his bats made from Joe's model. The bat 34 and a half inches long and weighs nearly 43 ounces.

Chick Gandil Joe Jackson model bat(close-up) This photo is a close up of the game used bat noted above.

Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

More Letters From Fans This picture shows letters that were sent to Joe by fans from the mid 1930's until 1951.....mostly requesting autographs. This collection was kept by Joe's sister Gertrude until she died in 2000.

Joe At Bat (artwork) This is artwork that portrays Joe Jackson batting (Art work by Lance Anderson).

Portrait of Joe (artwork) Another submission by Lance Anderson....which is a portrait style shot of Joe.

Joe Jackson mural on building in West Greenville This is a mural painted by Polly Neal of Atlanta, GA on the side of one of the buildings at the entrance to West Greenville, SC. The mural was painted from some very famous photographs of Joe......see if you recognize them.........

Another view of the mural Here is another view of the mural in West Greenville.

A close-up on the mural Here is a close-up on one of the Joe Jackson murals.

Yet another close-up Here is yet another close-up on one of the Joe Jackson murals.

Still one more close-up on the mural Here is another close-up on one of the Joe Jackson murals.

A final close-up on the mural Here is the last close-up on one of the Joe Jackson murals.

Virtual Hall of Fame baseball The staff left this Virtual Hall of Fame baseball at Joe's grave site on April 2, 2001.

Close of Virtual Hall of Fame baseball Here is a close-up of the baseball above. On the sweet spot is the Virtual Hall of Fame with our web address......on one of the panels is the "God knows I gave my best in baseball....." quote by Jackson and on the other panel is a note from our staff..........

A fish eye view of the Brandon Mill ballfield This is a fish eye view of the Brandon Mill ball field as it stands today. The ball field where Joe got his start at the age of 13.....the Brandon Mill is to the right of the photograph.

Joe Jackson plaque at Americus, GA This plaque is located at Thomas L. Bell Memorial Ballpark in Americus, GA and mentions the fact that Mr. Bell hired Joe Jackson to be his field manager for the 1923 season. Thomas Bell park is one of the oldest wooden stadium ball parks in the United States......even though Joe didn't actually play in this park.......it's something to see if you're ever in Americus.

Joe Jackson pennant A felt Joe Jackson pennant.....which are much sought after by collectors.

Unused ticket from 1919 World Series A very rare item indeed.......and unused ticket from Game 1 in Cincinnati.

Joe Jackson' last box score as a White Sox Here is the box score for the last game Joe played as a White Sox, September 27th 1920. The Sox beat the Tigers.........

Joe Jackson writing tablet This is a picture of a writing tablet that featured Joe Jackson in the mid teens.

Joe Jackson stamp This was a collectors stamp issued sometime around 1914 and is quite rare.........it was almost baseball card in size.

Joe's W514 "Strip" series card This is Joe's W514 Strip series card from 1919....the word "Strip" comes from the fact that these cards were issued in strips of players....that were then cut up into individual cards.    (card courtesy of Erik Varon)

Joe's cleats Here's the proof......Joe did wear shoes.....nuff said.

Joe's glove Yet another view of the glove known as the place where triples go to die.

Picture taken during 1919 World Series This photo was sent to us by one of our visitors to the Virtual Hall of Fame. The photo was taken prior to the start of the 1919 World Series at Redland Field in Cincinnati. The photographer has listed the man leaning against the wire behind homeplate as Joe Jackson. The Virtual Hall of Fame has enlarged and enhanced a copy of this photo and it does appear to be Joe.

Telegram from Lefty Williams This is a telegram sent to Katie from Lefty Williams and his wife Lyria sending their love and sympathy concerning the death of Joe Jackson (Dated December 7th, 1951).

Letter from Ban Johnson This is a letter sent from Ban Johnson in response to a request by Joe to get his part of the money for finishing second in the 1920 pennant race.

Joe's 1945 driver's license Joe's 1945 driver's license, one of the few documents with his actual signature on it.

Joe's 1949 driver's license Joe's 1949 driver's license, this one was signed by Katie.

Joe Jackson decal bat A close-up of the barrel of a 1915 Joe Jackson model decal bat. This bat is from the personal collection of Joe Jackson decals bats housed here at the Virtual Hall of Fame.

Yet another Joe Jackson decal bat This is yet another example of the Hillerich and Bradsby Joe Jackson model decal bat.

Joe's Philadelphia A's rookie card Since Joe only played 10 games for the Athletics, this card is somewhat rare!!!!

Joe Jackson felt blanket This is a Joe Jackson felt blanket that is very sought after by collectors of Jackson memorabilia.

Yet another Joe Jackson blanket Still another example of a Joe Jackson felt blanket popular among collectors.

Joe Jackson felt pennant One more example of the many items produced during Joe Jackson's playing days that featured him.

D & M Company ad featuring Joe This is a 1916 Draper-Maynard Company baseball glove ad featuring Joe Jackson. Joe used a D & M G56 model glove most of his career.

Catalog advertisement for a Joe Jackson baseball bat Catalog advertisement for a Joe Jackson model baseball bat circa 1916 (Note the price!!!!!).

Contract sent to Joe for use of his picture and name This is a contract sent to Joe paying him for the use of his picture and name, contract is dated July 7, 1949, 28 years after he was banned.......he was still in demand.

Car advertisement with Joe This car advertisement for Oldsmobile was taken in 1917 in downtown Savannah, GA, shortly after the World Series. Katie is sitting to Joe's right.

1917 World Series Program This picture shows the cover of the 1917 World Series program.

1919 World Series Program This picture shows the cover of the 1919 World Series program.

Game 2 1919 World Series ticket stub Picture of a ticket stub from Game 2 of the 1919 World Series.

1915 Cracker Jacks baseball card (front) This picture shows the front of Joe's 1915 Cracker Jacks baseball card.

1915 Cracker Jacks baseball card (back) This picture shows the back of Joe's 1915 Cracker Jacks baseball card.

1915 Cracker Jacks baseball card (smaller version) This picture shows a smaller version of Joe's 1915 Cracker Jacks baseball card.

Picture of Joe and a copy of his will This picture shows a picture of Joe on one side and a copy of his famous will on the other.

Promissory note signed by Joe This picture shows a promissory note signed by Joe, the note is for money owed the Savannah Realty Investment Corporation for the amount of $500.00. The note is dated March 4, 1916 and is due by June 15, 1916. The picture of the check below is for payment of this note, which was probably payment on either his pool hall or dry cleaning business in Savannah, GA.

A check signed by Joe Jackson This picture shows a check signed by Joe, the check is made out to the Savannah Realty Investment Corporation and is made out in the amount of $500.00. The check is dated February 28, 1916 and is for payment on Joe and Katie's home in Savannah. The check is Joe's payroll check as it is drawn on funds held by Harry Grabiner, secretary of the Chicago White Sox.

Drawing of Joe with bats on shoulder This drawing entitled "Joe Jackson" by Arthur K. Miller shows Joe with his bats resting on his shoulder. This drawing is done from a photo that was taken of Joe and Ty Cobb when Joe was playing for Cleveland, the drawing has been modified to show Joe in a White Sox uniform.

Another drawing of Joe This drawing entitled "Shoeless Joe Jackson" by Arthur K. Miller also shows Joe with Black Betsy resting on his shoulder. This drawing was modified from a picture taken of Joe in 1913 by Charles M. Colon, in the original picture Joe is in a Cleveland Naps uniform.

Advertising sign featuring Joe This is an advertising sign featuring Joe and the ad is for.....you guessed it SHOES!!!!

Shades of days gone by Let your imagination run wild, is this Black Betsy, is that Joe's uniform, is that his glove......

Banner in downtown Greenville, SC This banner is in West Greenville and lets anyone passing by know this is the home of Shoeless Joe Jackson. (courtesy of Trevor Kramer, Shoeless Joe Jackson Times)

Joe's house in West Greenville This was once the residence of Shoeless Joe and is located at 119 E. Wilburn Street, Greenville, SC. (courtesy of Trevor Kramer, Shoeless Joe Jackson Times)

Flyer from the play "Shoeless Joe" This is a flyer from the play "Shoeless Joe" a one man play put on by Furman University and starred Tom McDowell as Joe shortly before his death. (courtesy of Trevor Kramer, Shoeless Joe Jackson Times)

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park Dedication day flyer This is a flyer from the dedication of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park on March 30, 1996.(courtesy of Trevor Kramer, Shoeless Joe Jackson Times)

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park entrance sign This sign sits out beyond the centerfield fence at Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park.(courtesy of Trevor Kramer, Shoeless Joe Jackson Times)

Shoeless Joe Jackson baseball card This is a Sporting News baseball card of Shoeless Joe.

Joe on cover of Baseball Magazine The famous Joe Jackson Number of Baseball Magazine, year 1915. Joe was traded that same year to the Chicago White Sox.

Joe's FAMOUS shoes These are Joe's shoes which are, ironically in the Hall of Fame.

Another picture of the famous shoes This is another view of Joe's shoes in the Hall of Fame. (Picture courtesy of Trevor Kramer, Shoeless Joe Jackson Times).

Joe's final resting place Joe is buried along side his wife Katie at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, SC, Section V, Plot 333. Most of the time baseballs adorn his grave, from time to time there will be a bat left, as well as cards from fans.......we have even seen a pair of white sox left on top of his grave.

Joe's famous signature Joe could not read or write, however later in life with the help of his wife Katie, he did learned to sign his name. There are very few authentic Joe Jackson signatures in the world, however there are numerous items with Joe name signed on them, they where all signed by Katie. Later in life people would come by the liquor store that Joe and Katie owned and would want an autographed baseball to which Joe would reply "You will have to come back and get it tomorrow", that way Joe could get Katie to sign one that night. His signature is easy to spot from ones that Katie signed. Joe had a problem connecting the "J" and the "A" and the "C" in Jackson.

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