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    1930's Lou Gehrig Original Photograph by George Burke, PSA/DNA Type 1. It's hard to put a finger on exactly what it is that makes the work of renowned baseball photographer George Burke so special, but his work is instantly recognizable to any collector in the genre. Decades before advent of Photoshop and all of the various tricks of the trade used to shape reality into something more beautiful, Burke was able to work his magic with nothing more than the mechanics of a rather rudimentary camera and a special understanding of the balance between light and shadow.

    His point of focus appears to materialize from, and then retreat back into, a sort of dreamlike haze, infusing his work with a nostalgic glow that works so perfectly with the subject matter of the Golden Age and Depression-era game. Of course, Gehrig's Germanic good looks were a photographer's dream as well, and his smile speaks to the remarkable personal and team success of the period during which the image was snapped, characterized by three pennants, two World Championships and an American League MVP nod.

    This original 8x10" is captured through the lens of Burke. The right corner has a crease while the lower right has light surface wear. "Geo. Burke Photo" is stamped on back while "Gehrig, Lou A5 268" is typed to the top edge. Full LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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    November, 2017
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