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1934-1944 Jimmie Foxx Pro Model Bat
Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $11,162.50
Please Note: This bat was also graded GU8 by John Taube and Vince Malta of PSA/DNA
The H&B 1934-1944 signature model bat (predating model numbers) displays heavy use throughout, including grain swelling, heavily embedded stitch marks, cleat marks, and light deadwood on both the front and reverse of the barrel. The barrel also displays a few light "dents" that do not detract in the least from its visual appeal. A crack in the handle has been professionally repaired and is no longer visible to the naked eye. A small chip is evident on the knob. This bat dates to the 1934 to 1944 manufacturing label period, a span during which Foxx hit 305 of his 534 lifetime home runs. (Note: it is now generally agreed that it is possible that bats with this labeling style could have been produced as late as 1945, a transition year for H&B labeling, as most, but not all, bats produced in 1945 had model numbers stamped on the knob. After 1945 all H&B bats were stamped with model numbers on the knob.) Nicknamed "The Beast" for his formidable presence at the plate, Foxx was one of the game's greatest hitters. He finished his career with a .325 lifetime average and was the second player in history (after Ruth) to amass over 500 home runs. Foxx was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1951. Foxx game bats are among the rarest of all bats used by members of the "500 Home Run Club." Length: 34.75 inches. Weight: 35.5 ounces. Graded A7 by MEARS (5 point base grade with 3 points added for use and one-half point subtracted, respectively, for the barrel dents and the deadwood on the front of the barrel). LOAs from Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS and John Taube & Vince Malta/PSA DNA.
Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$10,000+
SOLD FOR $11,162.50
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