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    1930's Jimmie Foxx Charm Bracelet from The Jimmie Foxx Collection. Jimmie Foxx won three pennants and two titles as one of Mack's Men and was an All-Star and league MVP with both Philadelphia and Boston. The woman's bracelet offered here was fashioned from charms which The Beast acquired during the decade of the 1930's. The charms include: 1) "10K" gold Athletics-era baseball-shaped charm with real diamond surrounded by four white enamel bases and "Jimmie Foxx World Champs 29-30, A.L. Champs '31"; 2) "10K" gold diecut elephant charm in white enamel with "A" in blue enamel; 3) "10K" gold Red Sox cap charm with "B" in red enamel; 4) diecut sock charm in red enamel with "Sox" in gold; 5) gold colored baseball bat charm; and 6) "1839-1939 Baseball centennial" charm with raised ball and red/white/blue enamel. Measures six and three quarters inches (6.75") in length and weighs sixteen grams (16 g.). Overall EX+ condition. Letter of provenance from William Foxx.

    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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