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    A massive war club from the Foxx family archives

    1934 Jimmie Foxx Game Used Bat with Family Provenance, PSA/DNA GU 9. Fresh off back-to-back American League MVP Awards, with a Triple Crown performance in the latter, there was no more feared slugger in the Majors than Jimmie Foxx when he lugged this massive war club to the plate in 1934. The muscular marvel had spent the early years of his Hall of Fame career in the shadow of fellow long ball leviathans Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, but the early years of the Great Depression saw Connie Mack's herd of white elephants trampling upon the protracted American League dominance of the Yankees, Foxx blazing the trail with his thunderous Louisville Slugger.

    Presented is one of the finest examples ever to emerge from Foxx' arsenal, a signature model Hillerich & Bradsby F3 that the experts at PSA/DNA are able to assign to 1934 by virtue of its unique center brand and its Ruthian thirty-nine ounce (38.9 oz.) weight. Though Gehrig would remove the Triple Crown from Foxx' head and place it upon his own that year, the Athletics first baseman's forty-four home runs, 130 RBI's and .334 batting average would have topped all three of Carl Yastrzemski's 1967 superlative figures.

    The thirty-five inch (35") truncheon exhibits game use characterized as "outstanding" by the experts at PSA/DNA, who note a multitude of ball marks, grain checking, green rack streaks and a minor (repaired) handle crack. Joining that glowing PSA/DNA documentation is a signed and notarized letter from Foxx' cousin who attests that the bat has remained in her family since it was shipped to the Hall of Fame slugger from Louisville.

    While the 1934 vintage is a delectable link to Double X at the peak of his prime, the possibility that this lumber saw action during the historic Tour of Japan that followed that season further amplifies the enormous appeal. While ballplayers would typically leave their gear with the team at the close of a Major League season, the 1934 Tour of Japan players would have gone directly home after returning to American shores, carrying their gear with them. We know that Ruth and Gehrig retained their uniforms from that historic trip to the Orient. Could this bat have launched homers on two continents? LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 9. Letter of provenance from cousin of Jimmie Foxx.

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