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    1941 Play Ball Jimmie Foxx #13 PSA Mint 9 - None Higher. Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez once said "He has muscles in his hair." He was referring to the 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... preferably in this condition.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of seven graded MINT with none higher. A beautiful representation from each and every angle. Centering is precise, four-sharp corners and clean front and back card surfaces are clearly evident when viewing this high-end exemplar. As evident by the population numbers that follow, finding an equal Foxx card from this issue would be a "Beast" of a task.


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    May, 2020
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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