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Lot 31 - [Baseball] Foxx, Jimmie

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[Baseball] Foxx, Jimmie
Typed Letter, signed

No place, April 25, 1935. One sheet, 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (282 x 216 mm). Typed letter, signed by Hall of Famer, Jimmie "Double X" Foxx to Bill Hewish, declining a position on the Olney High School Program Committee in Philadelphia, "Received your letter of March 27th regarding/the Program Committee of the Olney High School./I'm afraid I won't be able to do what you/ask, as being Captain of the team gives me very little/time to myself during the day. I have to be at the/park quite early in the morning, and then back/again for the game./However, if I can possibly make it I will/let you know, but I'm afraid it's impossible./Give my best regards and sincere wishes/to all the students...Jimmie Foxx." Written at the start of his last season playing for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics with whom he went to the World Series three seasons in a row, 1929-1931. Creasing from original folds; separated along bottom fold; worn along left edge.

Jimmie Foxx (1907-67) was an American Major League Hall of Fame baseball player, and is considered one of the greatest right-handed power hitters to ever play the game. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936-42), Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944), and Philadelphia Phillies (1945), and was the second, and youngest, Major League player to reach 500 career home runs.

Although his signature is not uncommon letters from Foxx are rare.

Sold for $756
Estimated at $400 - $600


 

No place, April 25, 1935. One sheet, 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (282 x 216 mm). Typed letter, signed by Hall of Famer, Jimmie "Double X" Foxx to Bill Hewish, declining a position on the Olney High School Program Committee in Philadelphia, "Received your letter of March 27th regarding/the Program Committee of the Olney High School./I'm afraid I won't be able to do what you/ask, as being Captain of the team gives me very little/time to myself during the day. I have to be at the/park quite early in the morning, and then back/again for the game./However, if I can possibly make it I will/let you know, but I'm afraid it's impossible./Give my best regards and sincere wishes/to all the students...Jimmie Foxx." Written at the start of his last season playing for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics with whom he went to the World Series three seasons in a row, 1929-1931. Creasing from original folds; separated along bottom fold; worn along left edge.

Jimmie Foxx (1907-67) was an American Major League Hall of Fame baseball player, and is considered one of the greatest right-handed power hitters to ever play the game. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936-42), Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944), and Philadelphia Phillies (1945), and was the second, and youngest, Major League player to reach 500 career home runs.

Although his signature is not uncommon letters from Foxx are rare.

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