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1945 Jimmie Foxx News Photo - Rare Image as a Member of the Philadelphia Phillies

Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $360

Rare Associated Press news photo capturing Jimmie Foxx as a member of the Philadelphia Blue Jays in the spring of 1945. (Philadelphia adopted the nickname "Blue Jays" for the 1944 and 1945 seasons, but it was not widely accepted by fans and the club returned to "Phillies" in 1946.) Foxx is pictured in uniform on the field posing at third base for the camera. An Associated Press credit stamp (dating from the early 1940s to 1948 time period) appears on the reverse. Accompanied by its original news caption (taped to the reverse), dated 4/28/45, that features the headline "Foxx Plays Hot Corner For Phils" and reads "Veteran Jimmy Foxx of the Philadelphia Blue Jays was called to play third base today (Apr 28) by club management when Elisha (Bitsy) Mott, who apparently was a fixture on third base joined the Navy yesterday." 1945 marked Foxx's final season in the majors and his only season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Although news photos of Foxx are plentiful, this is the only example we have ever seen picturing him during his final season with Philadelphia, making it a particularly interesting and noteworthy rare image of the legendary Jimmy Foxx. The photo (7 x 9 inches) displays moderate rippling along the base and a few light creases. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $100. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $360

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