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One of the most recognized cards from the 1933 Goudey series that doesn't feature Ruth or Gehrig, this low-numbered pasteboard of Jimmy Foxx is the highest graded by SGC at a mark of 8.5 NM/MT+. Not even PSA has recorded a grade that high, posting 14 examples at the NM/MT level but none above, making this the finest example known to exist. And the assessment doesn't come lightly as this example displays many of the characteristics that have helped the scant few specimens on record from the entire issue make their way to MINT status. When this card was released, Foxx was being touted, along with Lou Gehrig, as the next great superstar to succeed the aging Babe Ruth. Having just won the first of two consecutive American League MVP awards, Foxx posted "Ruthian" numbers of 58 homers, 169 RBI and a .364 batting average, narrowly missing the Triple Crown by three batting average points to Dale Alexander. Expertly centered with precise white borders all the way around the perimeter, each smooth edge converges upon another at four almost MINT endpoints. The color is astounding with a more intense than usual canary yellow backdrop housing the image of the muscle-bound slugger completing one of his powerful swings. The registration, usually a weakness of the '33 Goudey series, is sharp and impressive here while the reverse is well-printed and offers a pleasing green-inked biography set against the slightly toned but predominantly bright white Goudey stock. An impressive offering that has no superior!
1933 Goudey #29 Jimmy Foxx SGC 8.5 NM-MT+1933 Goudey #29 Jimmy Foxx SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
1933 Goudey #29 Jimmy Foxx SGC 8.5 NM-MT+
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