“HE HIT THE BALL HARDER THAN ANYBODY ELSE”
FOXX, Jimmie. Photographic postcard signed. Chicago: Geo. Burke, circa 1933. Original brown-tone photographic postcard, measuring 3-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. $750.
Vintage George Burke postcard of Athletics slugger Jimmie Foxx, three-time MVP of the American League and second player to reach 500 home runs, signed by Foxx.
"A fearsome power hitter whose strength earned him the moniker 'The Beast,' Jimmie Foxx was the anchor of an intimidating Philadelphia Athletics lineup that produced pennant winners from 1929 to 1931" (Hall of Fame). Foxx was American League MVP in 1932, '33, and '38, and won the Triple-Crown in '33. An opposing catcher once claimed, "If I were catching blindfolded, I'd always know when it was Jimmie Foxx who connected. He hit the ball harder than anybody else." Chicago photographer George Burke was the premier baseball photographer of the 20s and 30s, known for his "painting-like virtuosity."
Signature crisp, photo extremely good. A very desirable Foxx item.