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How do you get a Shoeless Joe Jackson autograph?

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A signature of Joe Jackson can be obtained from auction houses, online autograph dealers and private collectors. However, his autograph is considered by experts to be one of the hardest signatures to obtain.

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Jackson earned his nickname "Shoeless Joe" when he played a game in his stocking feet due to blisters he had developed from his cleats. Jackson's illiteracy was public knowledge, and his signature was barely legible and childlike, explaining why his signature is so scarce. Collectors had trouble finding Jackson after his playing days, and any mail he did receive requesting an autograph was typically signed by his wife Katie.

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