NO. 280 Jimmie Foxx
Artist: Chris Henderson
Double X in a... Phillies uniform?? I was bewildered by this at first too until I checked his Baseball-Reference page and found out that Jimmie Foxx finished out his career with the Phillies in 1945. Of course he played 11 seasons and hit 302 home runs for the Philadelphia Athletics compared to 89 games and 7 dingers for the Philadelphia Phillies but who's counting. It's not like Topps put him in a Flyers sweater or something. My second pack was utterly fantastic (check out this run of players: Snider, Ruth, Munson, Foxx. Woof!) and it was tough picking out my favorite from the pack. Snider looked great and had a neat little detail I appreciated. The base Ruth card was very well done. The Thurman Munson is a card that Matt from Heartbreaking cards needs for his collection immediately. But the Foxx has the all around package. The painting of Jimmie is excellent as is the pose and the background colors really ties everything together perfectly. I'm sad that it's a short print because more people need to pull this card from a pack.