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    1927 Lou Gehrig Signed Oversized Photograph. From the same session that provided this auction with the incredible Ruth and Gehrig signed image that precedes this lot comes another brilliant photographic study of the American League's Most Valuable Player. The fabled Iron Horse poses beside young Joe Glassenberg, who held one of the most coveted summer jobs in the history of teen employment as bat boy for the Murderer's Row-era Yankees of 1926 through 1928. And, as is the case with the Ruth/Gehrig image, this image is likewise printed to the prodigious dimensions of eleven by fourteen inches! Filling the pinstriped expanse of Gehrig's barrel chest is a stunningly bold black fountain pen inscription reading, "To my friend Joe from Lou Gehrig." A few condition issues must be noted in regard to the photo itself, most notably a horizontal crease that spans the lower quadrant of the photo, well clear of the autograph and the image's central focus. The occasional minor edge tear and corner chip are likewise of little concern, as are the tape stains at the corners. This exceptional signed photo is accompanied by a wire photograph saved by young Joe that pictures him picking up Goose Goslin's bat after the Hall of Fame Senator smacked a home run at Yankee Stadium. Finally, Glassenberg's niece has provided several photocopies of the column, entitled "Straight from the Bench," that her uncle authored for New York City newspaper The Evening World. Oversized dimensions, a flawless inscription and rock-solid provenance register this offering as among the finest Gehrig signed images known. LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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