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    1934 Goudey Jimmy Foxx #1 SGC 96 Mint 9 - Pop One, None Higher! Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez once said "He has muscles in his hair." He was referring to National League's answer to the Babe - slugger Jimmy Foxx. The 500 Home Run Club became a duo during the final week of the 1940 season when Foxx joined Ruth in long ball immortality. One of the most feared right-handed hitters in baseball history, Foxx was a key force in breaking the 1920's Yankees' stranglehold on the American League, supplying Philadelphia with three pennants and two World Championships during Connie Mack's second great Athletics dynasty. His biography claims he may have actually trumped Babe Ruth as the first World Series "Called Shot." According to Mark Millikin's definitive biography on Jimmie Foxx he is quoted, "(In the 1930 World Series) Before grabbing his bat, Foxx yelled back to the players on the bench, 'I'll bust up the game right now!' Jimmie caught one of Grimes' high, fast, curveballs and walloped it into the left-center field bleachers... as a stunned crowd at Sportsman's Park looked on. Thankfully his career spanned the era when trading cards were filling store shelves giving hobbyists a choice of cards to pursue but let's face it, we want them all.

    The previous two seasons Foxx belted 106 home runs, racked up 332 RBIs and a .360 BA. His status as the National League MVP for 1932 and 1933 made him a natural choice for card #1 from the 1934 Goudey series. Graded SGC 96 Mint 9, this is the one and only card rated 96 Mint 9" in an SGC holder! Neither SGC or PSA shows another graded higher. Centering is about as perfect as one could hope for; Corner tips all come to precise 90-degree angles; Surfaces are problem-free, not even a slight haze of toning exists anywhere on this card. It is the premier exemplar for this card and deservedly so.

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