Value of Jimmie Foxx Baseball Cards

by on April 9, 2011

Jimmie Foxx rookie card.Jimmie Foxx baseball cards are quite rare and difficult to find in good condition. Foxx was the second player to hit 500 home runs and is a Hall of Famer

Value of Jimmie Foxx Rookie Cards

The price of a Jimmie Foxx rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Jimmie Foxx rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Jimmie Foxx rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Jimmie Foxx Rookie Card- 1933 Delong #21 Jimmie Foxx.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Jimmie Foxx Bio-

Jimmie Fox baseball cards are great for adding value to a collection.  A 1934-1936 Diamond Stars Jimmie Foxx #64 HOF with an SGC 88/8 grade currently sells between $1,600 and $2,000 and an autographed 1940 Play Ball Jimmie Foxx Baseball Card, graded PSA/DNA Slabbed in mint condition between $2,500 and $2,700.

Nicknamed “The Beast”, Foxx was an astounding first baseman and AL power hitter.  Joining the minors, he wanted to play third base or pitch but started catching due to a shortage at that position.  He quickly got the attention of the NY Yankees and Oakland Athletics, eventually signing with Oakland and making his MLB debut at the age of 17 in 1925.  Although his main position was catcher, he also spent time in the outfield and at first base.

Some of his accomplishments include being the second MLB player to reach 500 career homeruns following Babe Ruth, a record that would remain until 2007 when passed by Alex Rodriguez, being a three-time MVP, and hitting the ball into the third deck in 1937, something rarely done.  Because of the depression, managers were unable to pay player’s salaries, which led to Foxx being traded to the Boston Red Sox.

During his six years with the team, he hit 50 homeruns, drove in 175 runs, and batted .349.  After his performance declined in 1941, some believing it was due to alcohol abuse.  His play time was split between the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, finally going to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945.  After 20 years in the MLB, he set a number of records and in 1951, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Jimmie Fox baseball cards are often sold through dealers although eBay is another source.

Teams Jimmie Foxx has Played For- Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies

Top 3 Jimmie Foxx Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Jimmie Foxx Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.

1933 Delong #21 Jimmie Foxx
1933 Goudey #29 Jimmie Foxx
1933 Goudey #154 Jimmie Foxx

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

tyshhene July 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I have a jimmy foxx card. Its in a case, has never been touched before and its gold. how much is it worh?

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July 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

It depends on which Jimmie Foxx card you are asking about.

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