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    1936-37 Jimmie Foxx Game Used & Signed Bat from The Jimmie Foxx Collection, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. Ironclad provenance, outstanding game use and a vintage signature establish this particular Hillerich & Bradsby R43 as one of the finest to derive from the Beast's tool kit. It is consigned to this auction by Foxx' grandson, making its hobby debut over eight decades after Double-X wielded it during his first two seasons in Boston. A key figure in the Philadelphia Athletics' second great dynasty, Foxx was the last of the Hall of Fame players to abandon Connie Mack after a bleak last-place finish in 1935, thirty-four games off the pennant pace.

    He'd launch seventy-seven homers for the BoSox during the two-season production run of the provided lumber and the massive game use evident in the plenitude of ball marks, cleat divots and light grain checking suggests that some portion of them was launched from its surface. Length of thirty-five inches (35") and weight of thirty-four ounces (33.7 oz.) are correct for Foxx' ordering records. Handle is uncracked.

    While its derivation from the Foxx family archives proves the exchange was never made, it appears that the bat was intended to be gifted to a buddy due to a red ink inscription on the barrel reading, "To My Good Friend Bob, I hope you always bat 1000%, Jimmie Foxx." The writing is a technical 6/10, though the red struggles a bit for contrast against the brown surface. While the identity of the recipient has been lost to history, it's fun to imagine it's Robert "Lefty" Grove, who Foxx followed from Philadelphia to Boston two years after the Hall of Fame southpaw's departure. PSA/DNA notes that they are aware of only one other signed Foxx gamer. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 9.5. Letter of provenance from William Foxx.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $80,000 - up.

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    November
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    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
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