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Jimmie Foxx Signed Autograph Album Page

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $588

Album sheet, removed from the legendary autograph album compiled by Dr. John O'Meara in the 1930s, signed by legendary Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx. (The original near-complete album is also offered in this auction; please see the lot description for full details.) Flawlessly signed in blue fountain pen (grading ‘10.’) At the time O'Meara was compiling his famous autograph album Jimmie Foxx had supplanted Babe Ruth as the premier home run hitter in baseball. Nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his extraordinary power, Foxx almost equaled Ruth's hallowed single-season home run record in 1932 when he totaled fifty-eight home runs. Foxx retired in 1945 with 534 career home runs and that total remained second best for twenty-one years until Willie Mays passed him in 1966. This is an exceptional Foxx signature example dating from the peak of his career. The page (5.5 x 4.5 inches) has been neatly removed from the original album and is in Near Mint condition. Encapsulated by Beckett Grading Services in conjunction with James Spence Authentication. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $588

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