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    1940's Jimmie Foxx Single Signed Baseball. Absolutely exceptional specimen is on a million want lists for collectors of all stripes--Hall of Fame, 500 Home Run Club, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox. We expect quite a battle between these warring factions for this magnificent single, featuring a 10/10 black fountain pen sweet spot signature below a side panel inscription from Foxx that reads, "To the Bartons, My Best to the best." The recipients were a rather noteworthy celebrity couple in their day. Mrs. Barton was a Ziegfeld Follies dancer, and Mr. Barton was an old vaudeville actor and owner of a minor league franchise out of New Hyde Park, New York called the Barton Nighthawks. Our consignor worked in a restaurant that Mrs. Barton owned late in her life, and was given the ball by her personally. The "Official League" baseball is moderately and evenly toned, adding that highly desirable vintage patina to the proceedings. An expertly applied coating of shellac is to thank for the ball's astounding quality. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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