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    1938 Goudey Jimmy Foxx #273 SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5 - Pop Two, 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." 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. Graded SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5, one of a pair to earn NM/MT+ status with SGC. No other has rated higher. Centering is about as perfect as one could hope for. Corner tips all come to precise 90-degree angles. Surfaces are problem-free, an extremely slight haze of toning is all that exists to hint that the card is over 75-years old. His "Heads-Up" appearances are his most scarce with the Goudey brand, this version coming from the more elusive high number run.


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