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    1930's Lou Gehrig Signed Baseball. It has been said that for every one hundred Babe Ruth singles, you'll find one solo Lou Gehrig, and even that may be overstating the supply of the latter. After all, Gehrig was quoted as saying, "I'm not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference." Though this is more of an illustration of Gehrig's tremendous modesty than a tongue-in-cheek statement of fact, it is certainly undeniable that Lou just did not receive a fraction of the autograph requests that Ruth did, leaving collectors almost seven decades after his passing to scrap for the scant few available singles. Here we present a particularly attractive alternative, a ball once multi-signed but restored to leave only Gehrig's writing behind. He offers a rather lengthy inscription before his all-important autograph, writing, "To Paul, With Kindest Personal Regards, Cordially, Lou Gehrig." The fountain pen ink survives at a consistent 7/10 level throughout. The non-official ball exhibits some mild wear and toning, but this only minimally affects the signed panel, and to little distraction. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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