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Magnificent Jimmie Foxx Signed George Burke Photo

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,312.50

Tremendous late-1930s George Burke original photograph (8 x 10 inches) featuring Jimmie Foxx at bat is beautifully signed and inscribed "To Gerry, My Best to a swell Guy, Jimmie Foxx." ("8") in blue fountain pen. The photo was signed by Foxx to fellow ballplayer Gerry "Gee" Walker. This is a top-quality original vintage photograph by George Burke, one of the few universally recognized masters of baseball photography. Burke's credit stamp appears in the lower right corner of the reverse. "The Beast," as Foxx was often known, was one of the most feared sluggers of all time, racking up 534 home runs, 1,922 RBIs, 1,751 runs and a .325 lifetime batting average over 20 seasons. From 1929 to 1940, Foxx hit 30 or more home runs and drove in at least 105 runs every year. Foxx signed photographs of this size and quality are extremely rare. Minor remnants of tape along edges of reverse from long ago mounting is mentioned strictly for the sake of extreme accuracy. Near Mint condition. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $4,312.50

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