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    1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 PSA NM-MT 8. On April 23rd of the year during which the presented trading card was issued, a tailing fastball from the left hand of Washington Senators ace Earl Whitehill struck Lou Gehrig in the head. For several frightening minutes, the stalwart first baseman lay in the batter's box as he struggled to regain his senses, then, predictably, stood up, brushed himself off, and took his base. Four months later, with his 1,308th consecutive appearance, he'd surpass Everett Scott to claim the title of the Major Leagues' most durable employee.

    Today, over seven decades after Gehrig's tragic early passing at age thirty-eight, many in the medical community wonder if the official diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease--was indeed the irresistible force that claimed the immovable object of the Iron Horse. Could it instead have been brain injury, and Gehrig's unwillingness to convalesce, that was his undoing?

    Graded PSA NM-MT 8. Only seven representations have ever graded higher. The answer figures to be yet another of our National Pastime's unsolvable mysteries, but there's no question of the desirability and visual flare of this relic dating to the season of Gehrig's coronation as Consecutive Games King. And like the man himself, this trading card is a paragon of durability, surviving more than eight decades of existence with remarkable success. Corners all come to defined angles and all accurately described a "minty" or mint, surfaces are free of blemish and toning. Colors and print are remarkable.


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    January, 2019
    24th Thursday
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