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    1929 Lou Gehrig Signed Christmas Card from The Beatrice Wade Collection. It's an extraordinary illustration of the humility of the legendary slugger, who set about the rather mundane task of addressing and signing Christmas cards himself, bucking the common tradition of the day of tasking the wife with such duties (see the Ruth family Christmas cards within this auction). The modern collecting world is the grateful beneficiary of Gehrig's evolved worldview, as it is his distinctive script that applies the address to the included mailing envelope, and an 8/10 black ink signature to the card contained within. Postmark is from Gehrig's hometown of New Rochelle, NY, just three days before Christmas. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    February, 2019
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