Real-photo postcard of Jimmie Foxx as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics, signed by "The Beast" in blue fountain pen. Foxx’s signature appears vertically atop his image and grades “10.” Although no year or manufacturer is listed, the photo dates to the three-year period 1929-1931, because that was the only time the A’s wore the style of stirrup sock shown here. Ideally, those years also correspond to the club’s last great dynasty in which it won three pennants and two World Championships. Foxx was just twenty-two years old in 1929, a year which marked the start of his incredible streak of hitting thirty or more home runs and driving in 100 or more runs in twelve consecutive seasons. This is the ultimate Jimmie Foxx signed real-photo postcard, and one that was specifically produced for Foxx as a souvenir for his fans. Years ago, a small number of these signed postcards was discovered, and this example, which has not been addressed or mailed, is most likely from that find. The card (3.5 x 5.5 inches) displays a few light-to-moderate creases and is in Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.
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