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    1932 Lou Gehrig Signed Autograph Request Letter. Mailed from San Francisco on September 6, 1932, this letter was likely waiting for the Yankee legend upon his return from a lengthy road trip that saw Gehrig club a grand slam and drive in four more runs in a fourteen-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers. The charming letter is typed upon the letterhead of the young collector's father, and reads, "Dear Mr. Gehrig: Will you kindly honor me with your signature to add to my collection of autographs from famous sporting men? I assure you that I will be very happy if you will grant me this priviledge (sic) and enclosed please find a return addressed stamped envelope. Again thanking you and wishing much luck, I am Respectfully yours, Willie Ritchie Jr." Besides young Willie's closing signature the Iron Horse provides his own, remaining in fine 9+/10 pencil three quarters of a century later. The letter is likewise in fine condition, with only original mailing folds to note, and is expensively matted and framed with a marvelous modern print of a batting portrait and an engraved plaque supplying a brief Gehrig biography. Total dimensions 26x28". LOA from PSA/DNA. LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    May, 2008
    3rd Saturday
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