Description1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig Rookie SGC Fair 1.5. For the better part of two seasons the stocky first baseman had seen his fanbase swell at the Hartford Senators home park of Clarkin Field, where his prodigious home run clouts had earned him the nickname, "the Eastern Babe." In 504 plate appearances, in 1924 prior to that telephone call from the Bronx, Gehrig had launched thirty-seven round-trippers while batting a sizzling .369 and slugging nearly one hundred points better than the next closest Eastern Leaguer.
While Gehrig did enjoy a brief, late-season debut with the 1923 World Championship Yankees, and ten more appearances with the 1924 edition, it was in 1925 that the Iron Horse was fully released from the Bronx paddock, beginning on June first of that season a consecutive games streak bested only once in baseball history.
Our offered card is graded SGC Fair 1.5. The blank reverse has a pair of "OCT 27 REC'D" date stamps. There is creasing/surface scratches at corners and along a segment of the left edge. A solid example of one of the hobby's most cherished rookie card debuts.
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