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100backstroke
01-19-2016, 09:06 PM
I just looked at an email - PSA Insider - "A tale of 2 sluggers, Griffey & Foxx" Very nice write up on Foxx, perhaps undervalued. He could easily have had the single season HR record when he hit 58, but a few were taken away and also extra fences were up that were not up for Ruth. Foxx was a monster! Right up there with the best sluggers of all time!

Peter_Spaeth
01-19-2016, 09:11 PM
And, all but 20 or so of his HRs came before he turned 34. Imagine if he had had a normal career trajectory.

jb217676
01-19-2016, 09:16 PM
Foxx and his pals!

Brian Van Horn
01-19-2016, 09:46 PM
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jbl79
01-19-2016, 10:02 PM
Foxx has always been one of my favorites. Somewhat overlooked when talking about the greats.

Peter_Spaeth
01-19-2016, 10:26 PM
Foxx has always been one of my favorites. Somewhat overlooked when talking about the greats.

Yeah, for whatever reason it seems there are no famous anecdotes or quotes about him (or by him), no particularly memorable home runs or moments that defined him, no great controversies or scandals, no records, mediocre nicknames.

ecRich
01-19-2016, 10:42 PM
One of my favorites, here are some.

jsq
01-20-2016, 12:26 AM
i have never seen this pic of jimmy foxx in his cowboy hat.

jimmy foxxx looks like a movie star of days gone by. he would have made an excellent action hero in the movies.

is that one of the yawkey's with him?

thanks for posting,
jsq

Foxx and his pals!

Eggoman
01-20-2016, 07:29 AM
LOVE the "Goose-Hunting" image of Foxx! THANKS for that!

jb217676
01-20-2016, 08:05 AM
i have never seen this pic of jimmy foxx in his cowboy hat.

jimmy foxxx looks like a movie star of days gone by. he would have made an excellent action hero in the movies.

is that one of the yawkey's with him?

thanks for posting,
jsq

That's former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey with Foxx, Lefty Grove, Pinky Higgins and someone else.

triwak
01-20-2016, 12:40 PM
With a couple of other HOFers.

therajah
01-20-2016, 01:02 PM
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h2oya311
01-20-2016, 02:37 PM
super early Foxx cut-out press photo from 1924 in Easton Farmers uniform (he was only 16 years old):

http://photos.imageevent.com/derekgranger/hofrookies1/websize/1924%20Foxx.jpg

deadballera
01-20-2016, 02:38 PM
I can play at this game too

richieb315
01-20-2016, 05:07 PM
Here are a couple...

glenv
01-20-2016, 06:20 PM
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Orioles1954
01-20-2016, 06:39 PM
Yeah, for whatever reason it seems there are no famous anecdotes or quotes about him (or by him), no particularly memorable home runs or moments that defined him, no great controversies or scandals, no records, mediocre nicknames.

I think "The Beast" is a pretty neat nickname!

ecRich
01-20-2016, 06:52 PM
More

kdixon
01-20-2016, 09:30 PM
Felt. A little rough.

Leon
01-21-2016, 08:22 AM
Leader Novelty Candy......and a bit scarcer color from what I have seen..

btcarfagno
01-21-2016, 09:42 AM
I think "The Beast" is a pretty neat nickname!

My sentiments exactly. "The Beast" and "Double X" are both tremendous.

Here he is during his post-career days. His career was the inspiration for the Jimmy Dugan character in A League Of Their Own, although his attitude was 180 degrees from that of Dugan.

http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy203/collectiblesgains/collectiblesgains159/1952%20Fort%20Wayne_zpswhd5smal.jpg

Tom C

GaryPassamonte
01-21-2016, 01:56 PM
R311

tedzan
01-21-2016, 06:24 PM
A Jimmy Foxx card that is very seldom seen.


http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt113/zanted86/jimmyfoxxsilverdollar.jpg



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leftygrove10
01-22-2016, 08:44 PM
1929-30 Exhibit Four-on-One with Cochrane, Grove and Haas

leftygrove10
01-22-2016, 08:46 PM
1931-32 Exhibit Four-on-One with Cochrane, Grove and Haas.

leftygrove10
01-22-2016, 08:48 PM
1933 Exhibit Four-on-One with Cochrane, Simmons and Grove

leftygrove10
01-22-2016, 08:51 PM
1934-36 Diamond Stars

leftygrove10
01-22-2016, 08:52 PM
1929-30 r315

leftygrove10
01-22-2016, 08:54 PM
1933 Eclipse Import

ls7plus
01-22-2016, 11:08 PM
And, all but 20 or so of his HRs came before he turned 34. Imagine if he had had a normal career trajectory.

One of my favorites, and I have quite a number of his cards. He might well have approached 700 career HR's, Pete, if he hadn't been such a heavy drinker. But what do you do if you're on the road all the time, and books or movies aren't your thing? Then, it was too often alcohol--now its drugs! Can be a very tough lifestyle. To paraphrase Bill James, though, one would be tempted to think that Jimmie Foxx was the greatest firstbasemen ever to play the game, but for two words: Lou Gehrig!

Larry

tjb1952tjb
01-23-2016, 03:00 AM
Jimmie Foxx undeniably deserved the moniker "The Beast". He put up some incredible numbers. It's too bad his early demise at age 59 came in such an inglorious manner.......

Thromdog
01-23-2016, 09:32 AM
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Koufax32fan
01-24-2016, 09:23 PM
I am a bit surprised that we have gone this long without a discussion about how to spell XX's first name - is it Jimmy or Jimmie? (Or, did I just miss it?) Also a bit surprised that neither of these 1934 Butterfingers has been posted yet. (I don't know why they are different size in the scans; neither is Canadian as they are both the same size in real life.)

aelefson
01-25-2016, 08:36 AM
Incredible items as usual. Here is a cool snapshot of Foxx.

Alan

h2oya311
01-26-2016, 10:22 AM
daaaaammn he's jacked!

Exhibitman
01-26-2016, 12:14 PM
Foxx and Gehrig were both proponents of weight training for baseball decades before it became acceptable. Here is Foxx in the 1939 offseason, ACME photo:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/miscellaneous5/websize/1939%20ACME%20Foxx_%20Jimmie.jpg

I know the signature is not Foxx but I like the card just fine nonetheless

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/miscellaneous5/websize/1936%20RPPC%20Foxx_%20Jimmie%20by%20Burke.png

BTW, Alan, that is a great snapshot; have you considered cleaning it?