Lot # 158: 1933 Goudey #154 Jimmie Foxx PSA 8 NM-MT – Highest Graded PSA Example!

Category: Baseball

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities 2022",
which ran from 4/29/2022 4:00 PM to
5/21/2022 7:00 PM




(LOT 158)
1933 Goudey #154 Jimmie Foxx PSA 8 NM-MT – Highest Graded PSA Example!

THE BEAST!!! Presented here is one of the most remarkable Jimmie Foxx 1933 Goudeys in existence, an awe-inspiring PSA 8 NM-MT #154 example that along with a mere 12 other specimens stands tall as the finest of its kind! Of course, the highlight of this majestic offering is the legendary Jimmie Foxx batting image that was originally taken by none other than the immortal photographer Charles M. Conlon. Not even the extremely gifted Conlon could possibly realize that his timeless Foxx pose would mesmerize viewers for nearly a century of time, with its esteemed stature on Foxx's Goudey subject etched in the hearts and souls of the hobby's most passionate collectors. Along with Hornsby & Aaron, many baseball historians consider Jimmy Foxx one of the three greatest right-handed hitters in baseball history. Nicknamed "The Beast" because of his supernatural-like power, Foxx terrorized pitchers to the tune of 534 lifetime home runs, and along with Gehrig, knocked in a record 100 or more runs in 13 consecutive seasons. Ironically, the year this card was issued, Foxx would claim the American League Triple Crown by belting 48 dingers, knocking in 163 runs and posting a sensational .356 batting average with his 204 safeties.

He would end his sensational 20-year career with a .325 average, 1,922 R.B.I.s and an unfathomable 1.038 OPS, easily placing him as one of our National Pastime's greatest all-time sluggers. His imposing batting pose reveals "XX" as if he has just walloped another majestic "long-ball", donning his familiar Philadelphia Athletics gray flannels. Justifying the elite assessment is a near-immaculate image, razor-sharp edging, a radiant yellow setting, crystal clear clarity, blinding white borders and vibrant hues. The fine centering only reveals a slight favoritism towards the right edge, and the final exclamation point is a super clean verso. Indeed, when considering overall eye appeal, one could easily argue this momentous Foxx offering may have warranted a half-grade bump that would place it as the undisputed highest graded example. Yet, its current "shared" number one ranking will more than suffice for even the most meticulous enthusiasts. An absolute cardboard "blazer", its extraordinary aesthetics merit the highest hobby accolades, and a final resting place in any world-class PSA-Registered Goudey gathering!

MIN BID $5,000
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