Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Population two, only one superior!

    1933 Delong Lou Gehrig #7 SGC 88 NM/MT 8. Though the incredible consecutive games streak that earned Lou Gehrig his famous Iron Horse nickname would ultimately extend into the opening weeks of the 1939 season, that unbroken chain had almost been snapped twice in 1933. On April 23rd, an errant pitch struck Gehrig in the head, briefly turning out the lights. Seven weeks later, Gehrig and manager McCarthy were tossed for arguing with the umpire, but a single at-bat earned Lou credit for an appearance. As the nation suffered through the devastating effects of the Great Depression, Gehrig continued to inspire with his uncommon resilience.

    Emerging the same year as benchmark Goudey edition, the Delong issue likewise deserves recognition as one of the hobby's chewing gum pioneers, though the Delong breed is a great deal tougher to locate. With Babe Ruth absent from the twenty-four card issue, Gehrig is fittingly pictured as a towering figure, more than tripling the value of the issue's runner-up. Here we present a remarkably strong representation of the Delong set's key card. A stunning combination of smooth and blemish-free surfaces, vibrant color, precise registration and a remarkable absence of corner wear has fueled an ascent to the loftiest regions of SGC's population report. As of this writing, this example is one of NM/MT twins with only one other rising a half-grade higher. One of the finest examples in the hobby!


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,981

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 23, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 11 days left to consign to the 2021 August 21 - 22 Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am completely satisfied, more to the point, absolutely ecstatic, about not only the proceeds but the wonderful professional manner every aspect of my little consignment was handled.
    Bill R.,
    Green Bay, WI
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search