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    Late 1930's Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph. The definitive Lou Gehrig signed photographic portrait for the uncompromising collector. Despite all appearances of the virility and durability that powered the Iron Horse through an unprecedented and unbroken streak of 2,130 games, Gehrig inspires a melancholy sense of the impending tragedy when encountering late-career material like this. His face and the gorgeously rendered black fountain pen autograph above his heart suggest 1938 or early 1939 vintage, very shortly before his fatal diagnosis was issued.

    The photo measures slightly less than 8x10" in dimension, the result of hand-trimmed borders that have reduced the size minimally. Otherwise the photo presents quite well, with light rippling that is only apparent in raking light. The autograph itself balances between a 7/10 and 8/10 in strength and appears in very rare unpersonalized format. It's unquestionably one of the best in breed for Gehrig signed photos, and thus fittingly presented within this Platinum Night event. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2012
    2nd Thursday
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