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    1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 SGC 84 NM 7. Today, just as must have been the case 70-odd years ago, the sight of Lou Gehrig's batting posture never fails to generate excitement in the heart of the baseball enthusiast. Modern collectors can only marvel at the idea of peeling a gum pack's wrapper - and spotting the "NY" logo on the figure's cap, or picking up the sight of those Yankee pinstripes - as the full picture of the legend emerges into view. It's a thrill that knows no generational boundaries, largely because the '33 Goudey portrayal of the "Iron Horse" is such a timeless one. Like few others, this classic piece - with its incomparable subject - successfully captures and projects the "feel" of its era. This gum card's status as an elite relic, while immediately apparent upon viewing, is corroborated by its ranking in SGC's population tallies. As one of only four copies sharing its tier (and surpassed by only three) the card stands within clear view of the apex of its number's 165-card census. Brilliant in every respect, this Gehrig tribute concedes just centering to the technical gods with just hints of sheet transfer so common with this issue. A tremendous card with little sign of ever being publicly circulated.


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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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