Monday, December 17, 2012

COMC Pickup - 1961 Golden Press Jimmie Foxx

Something not uncommon, Jimmie Foxx's name is misspelled on the card.  He actually preferred it to be spelled 'Jimmie.'  This is the second of the two 1961 Golden Press cards that I picked up from COMC.
Book value on this one was $6.00, but I was able to grab it for my PC for $2.05.  I've got quite a few cards in my Foxx PC, now.  I definitely want to keep adding more.  It would be nice to find some from his playing days, but his 1933 Goudey is pretty expensive.

Foxx played in the majors for parts of 20 seasons and, yet, batted under .300 in only five of those seasons.  His highest batting average over the course of a full season was .364 in 1932, where he also hit 58 home runs, but did not win the batting title (he did, however, win the MVP award).  The batting title went to Dale Alexander that year, when he batted .367.
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