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Lot # 341: 1926 Jimmie Foxx, "Philadelphia Athletics 18 Year Old Catcher" Early Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 39 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2021",
which ran from 2/13/2021 7:15 PM to
3/6/2021 8:00 PM

With Mickey Cochrane ahead of him at Catcher, a young 18 year old Jimmie Foxx would have to patiently wait his turn despite a .600 Batting Average in limited time during the 1925 season. In 1926 he would get a bit more playing time (26 games) and establish himself as one of the most prized young players in the game. At the time this photo was taken, Foxx was still the raw, unproven teenager playing Catcher for the A's and looking scared about his prospects of even making the team! He would actually not play FULL time until 1929, a full three years after this image was taken. This is a large and important image of one of the greatest hitters of all time and condition is really nice a deep bold image. While the photo is not stamped (it is from the estate of a teammate and was removed from his scrapbook) it is a known 1926 with a photo-matched hat from spring training! Comes with a full letter from PSA (Type 1) as well.

Size: 8x9.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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