1939 Lou Gehrig Single Signed Baseball--One of His Very Last Autographs....
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3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
There is no dispute about the rarity of a 1939 Gehrig autograph--never one to seek out the spotlight, the Iron Horse retreated even further into the shadows as his illness progressed, and was all but incapacitated by the start of the new decade. Collectors properly assign a considerable premium to those few Centennial season offerings from the iconic Yankee, and almost none could compete with the presented model, featuring a rare sweet spot application. One could reasonably infer from this placement that Gehrig was reluctantly acknowledging his leading role in the events surrounding the autograph session, quite possibly either his Independence Day "Luckiest Man" farewell or his All-Star team captaincy the following Tuesday. His black fountain pen ink rates 8/10.
Firsts and lasts always demand special attention, and never is this more fitting for a man who built his immortality on a foundation of quiet durability, and the remarkable grace of his exit. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
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