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    1933 World Wide Gum Lou Gehrig #55 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.

    The presented card will be instantly recognizable to any hobby denizen until we flip to the reverse and encounter the bilingual text that identifies this as a Canadian breed. A stunning combination of smooth and blemish free surfaces, deep rich hues and precise registration complement a remarkable absence of corner wear fueling an ascent to top of the SGC population report, where it stands unequalled and unsurpassed.


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