Circa 1934 Lou Gehrig Game Worn Bronzed Spike....
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9701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
But in Walsh's day, the payoff was charmingly modest by comparison, ghostwritten newspaper articles, barnstorming tours. Beginning with the two great slugging stars of the New York Yankees, Walsh's stable would grow to feature at least a dozen men whose faces are immortalized in Cooperstown bronze. And here we find a bronze artifact of a different sort, a gift from a client to his agent, and a veteran of the most remarkable streak of durability in prewar athletics. This left shoe is the one that toed the Yankees' first sack right around the time he surpassed Everett Scott's consecutive games record to cement his status as the sport's Iron Horse. The metallic coating cannot fully obscure the obvious game wear and the European size "43" imprint on the leather sole is correct for Gehrig's foot.
A small wooden block with an image of Gehrig's face and a mounting hole that runs through the sole make it evident that this shoe was once part of a larger display, but such is not needed to give this special relic eye appeal worthy of a leading role in any quality collection. Included are photos of the shoe on display at the National Sports Gallery and a letter of provenance from Christy Walsh, Jr. to famed collector Barry Halper attesting to the attribution.
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