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    1933 Jimmie Foxx Single Signed Home Run Baseball Inscribed to His Son from The Jimmie Foxx Collection. Just five days old when his father made his Fall Classic appearance in October of 1929, Jimmie Foxx, Jr. first saw his Hall of Fame pop in action at age three and a half during a spring training contest. In fitting style, the iconic slugger sent one over the fence to mark his namesake's introduction to our national pastime, later retrieving the OAL (Harridge) ball and inscribing it to Junior as a souvenir. He'd go on to claim his second of three American League MVP Awards in the regular season on the strength of his sole Triple Crown performance (48 home runs, 163 RBI's, .356 average).

    Simply as a Foxx single, this would rank with the finest known, the Beast's blue fountain pen ink never deviating from a range between 8/10 and 10/10. But the text adds rocket fuel to that red-hot appeal: "1st Home run 1933, Jimmie Foxx" on one panel and "Jimmie Jr., First Ball game, Mar 8th, 1933" on another. Again, while the home run did not count toward Double-X's official tally, this was the first en route to Triple Crown and MVP glory.

    As is the case with more than a dozen lots contained within this sale, this lot was consigned to auction by Foxx' grandson and is accompanied by his letter of provenance. Letter of provenance from William Foxx. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

    More Information: The Jimmie Foxx Collection

    He was a junior in high school when he first stepped upon a Major League diamond, making his debut at age seventeen with the 1925 Philadelphia Athletics, a team he'd shepherd through a three-season rule of the American League in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Thunderous power was The Beast's primary calling card, and he'd club sixty home runs in 1932, denied a tie for Babe Ruth's single-season record when rain-outs wiped two of them off his stat sheet. But he'd soon become the Bambino's first roommate in the 500 Home Run Clubhouse in 1940, a feat that would ensure his eventual induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    That milestone baseball appears within the extraordinary collection that follows, the highlight of a remarkable assembly of personally owned items from one of the prewar game's premier long ball artists. The first portion of the collection is consigned to auction by Foxx' son William, with each lot accompanied by his signed letter of provenance. The balance derives from Foxx' short-lived namesake restaurant in Galesburg, Illinois, retained for years by his business partner. Most of these items were on display for diners, while others relate to the construction thereof. Together, these two related groupings form the most significant single offering of Jimmie Foxx material to appear in a single auction.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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