Jimmie Foxx made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics on May 1, 1925. Valuable Jimmie Foxx baseball collectibles include Play Ball, Goudey, Diamond Stars and Fleer baseball cards, autographed George Burke photos, Goudey flip movie books and signed index cards.
Jimmie Foxx (1907-1967) was one of the premier power hitters of the Depression-era 1930s. Called "The Beast" or "Double X," Foxx played his 1925-1945 major league career with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, amassing 2,646 hits, 534 home runs, 1,922 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .325. A three-time American League Most Valuable Player (1932, 1933, 1938), Jimmie Fox was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.
Here are ten valuable Jimmie Foxx baseball collectibles that are sure to interest historians and sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the field once again for the Boston Red Sox #3 the great Jimmie Foxx...
Jimmie Foxx 1938 Goudey Flip Movie
A 1938 Jimmie Fox flip movie book No. 12 Part 2 issued by Goudey Gum in excellent to mint condition sold at auction for $119.50. Just flip the pages and Foxx connects with a homer!
Jimmie Foxx 1938 Goudey flip movie $119.50 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Jimmie Foxx 1950s Autographed Photo
Jimmie Foxx autographs are always in demand. An 8x10-inch photo picturing Foxx as a Philadelphia Athletic and signed "To Jim, Jimmie Foxx" brought $567.63 at auction.
Jimmie Foxx Signed 1961 Fleer Baseball Card
Card #28 in the 1961 Fleer Baseball Greats series features Jimmie Foxx. An autographed example sold at auction for $1,195. A financially-strapped Foxx became increasingly reclusive in his later years, making for some scarce autograph signings.
Jimmie Foxx signed 1961 Fleer card $1,195 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Jimmie Foxx 1934-36 Diamond Stars Baseball Card
Card #64 in National Chicle's classic 1934-36 Diamond Stars baseball series features Jimmie Foxx. One graded example in SGC 88 near mint/mint 8 condition sold at auction for $507.88.
Jimmie Foxx 1934-36 Diamond Stars card $507.88 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Jimmie Foxx 1941 Play Ball Baseball Card
Card #13 Jimmie Foxx graces the fabulous 1941 Play Ball baseball set. One graded example in SGC 88 near mint/mint 8 condition brought $1,075.50 at auction.
Jimmie Foxx 1941 Play Ball card $1,075.50 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Jimmie Foxx Circa 1939 Game-Used Bat
A Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger used by Jimmie Foxx circa 1939 fetched $35,850 at auction. Foxx had sent this bat back to the factory in Louisville with handwritten shipping label affixed for the purpose of ordering duplicates. The bat measures 34 inches in length and weighs 34 ounces.
Jimmie Foxx 1938 Goudey Heads-Up Baseball Card
Card #273 in the popular 1938 Goudey Heads-Up baseball series features a smiling Jimmie Foxx. One graded example in SGC 84 near mint 7 condition sold at auction for $1,015.75.
Jimmie Foxx 1938 Goudey Heads-Up card $1,015.75 - Heritage Auction Galleries
Jimmie Foxx Late 1930s Autographed George Burke Photo
A late 1930s photo taken by famed photographer George Burke and signed by Jimmie Foxx – "To Gerry, My Best to a Swell Guy, Jimmie Foxx" – fetched a top bid of $4,312.50 at auction.
Jimmie Foxx 1930s signed George Burke photo $4,312.50 - Robert Edward Auctions
Jimmie Foxx 1933 Goudey Gum Baseball Card
Card #154 Jimmie Foxx graces the 1933 Goudey Gum baseball series. One graded example in PSA near mint-mint 8 condition sold at auction for $9,280.
Jimmie Foxx 1933 Goudey card $9,280 - Robert Edward Auctions
Jimmie Foxx A Boy's Delight Original Painting
Noted sports artist Dick Perez of Perez-Steele postcard fame executed a fabulous oil painting titled "Jimmie Foxx - A Boy's Delight," which saw display duty at various Pennsylvania museums. This original oil on canvas brought $4,060 at auction.
Jimmie Foxx oil painting by Dick Perez $4,060 - Robert Edward Auctions
Jimmie Foxx Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- Auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas, and Robert Edward Auctions, LLC, Watchung, New Jersey
- Top image: Jimmie Foxx signed index card $567.63 - Heritage Auction Galleries