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    1942 Jimmie Foxx Single Signed Baseball. Unique solo sphere was autographed the day after the Hall of Fame slugger was selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from the Boston Red Sox franchise he'd called home since leaving Connie Mack at the close of the 1935 season. Foxx' 9+/10 sweet spot signature on this OAL (Harridge) ball is framed by top and bottom side panel writing in the slugger's hand that reads, "Tom, you are a grand guy," and "June 2, 1942." The circumstances lead us to wonder if "Tom" might be Hall of Fame Red Sox executive Tom Yawkey, and the use of an American League ball further suggests a farewell gift in Boston rather than a greeting in his new National League home. Regardless, one will be very hard-pressed to find a bolder specimen from this early powerhouse. Ball is moderately toned and appears to exhibit game use, very possibly from Foxx' final appearance in a Red Sox uniform. While these thoughts of provenance are purely conjecture, the spectacular quality of this rare single most assuredly is not. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2007
    5th Saturday
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