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    1933 Delong Lou Gehrig #7 SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - Pop Two, Only One Higher! 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 and precise registration and a remarkable absence of corner wear has fuel an ascent to the loftiest regions of SGC's population report. As of this writing, this graded SGC 88 NM/MT 8 example is one of NM/MT twins with only one other managing a half grade higher. One of the finest examples in the hobby!


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