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    1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5. 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 the SGC population tally. As one of four sharing its tier the relic stands at the apex of its number's current total census of over 450 submissions. Graded SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5, the card out shines 98.5% of the sampling sent to SGC. The four corners show only slight amounts of wear at the tips, not even a faint sheen of toning is seen on either surface. Brilliant ink quality and precise print registration have given us a portrait unaffected by any flaws and an almost unearthly glow. Wet-sheet transfer at the top and bottom of the reverse - common for the issue - lends an authenticating nod and is minimally evident. With eye appeal being so very important in this market the real thrill of this beauty is the portrait, enhanced by centering which flirts with perfection. A great Gehrig card that reveals virtually no observable signs of circulation. If you're not impressed by this card we don't know what card ever could.


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