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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 6/26/2002.
There was only one Babe Ruth, but aside from the Bambino, we would all be talking about Jimmie Foxx as the slugger who glorified the home run. For twelve consecutive years (1929-1940), "Double X" hit 30 or more round trippers, 534 for his career in an era where you could count the bonafide sluggers on one hand. He was the American League's MVP in 1932 with 58 HRs, 169 RBIs, and a .729 slugging percentage, followed up with a Triple Crown/MVP year in 1933 with a .356 BA, 48 HRs, 163 RBIs and a .703 slugging percentage. This Hillerich and Bradsby gamer has a labeling period of 1937-42, including the 1938 season when Foxx won his third MVP award with statistics of .349 BA, 50 HRs and a career high 175 RBIs. The bat shows significant use including a professionally repaired handle crack. It is 34" long and weighs 32.5 oz., consistent with Foxx's ordering records. Those same records also indicate that Foxx ordered bats of these specifications one time in 1939 which helps us to pin down the exact year of use. On the barrel is a mailing label addressed to Henry Morrow, an H&B rep who was in charge of the Pro player bat division during the 1930s. The label is written in Jimmie Foxx's handwriting, which would definitively place this bat in Foxx's hands. James Spence of PSA/DNA has confirmed that the writing is Jimmie Foxx's handwriting. James Spence of PSA/DNA has confirmed that the writing is Jimmie Foxx's handwriting. There is a fading "X" on the top of the bat signifying use by "XX" himself.
1939 Jimmie Foxx Game-Used Bat (PSA/DNA)
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Auction closed on Wednesday, June 26, 2002.
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