Known simply as “The Beast”, Jimmie Foxx earned his nickname by slugging 534 home runs and having a .325 batting average. Presented is a great black and white postcard (3.5 x 5.5) featuring “The Beast” (Foxx) while with the Philadelphia Athletics. The portrait image was captured by legendary sports photographer George Burke. Jimmie Foxx autographed the photo in black steel-tip fountain pen along the bottom portion. The inscription in Foxx’s hand reads, “To my old friend Al Gates, Jr.” The postcard itself does show aging, creasing and glue residue on the verso. Overall, a rare and highly desirable 500 Home Run Club autograph.
Authentication: JSA Full Letter.