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    1927 Lou Gehrig Single Signed Baseball. Gehrig was once quoted as saying, "I'm not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference." Despite the fact that he chose to record his first great season the Summer and Fall that the Babe knocked out sixty, the headline writers did not fail to notice the hometown boy from Columbia University. With one top newspaper man from each American League city casting a vote for Most Valuable Player, Henry Louis Gehrig was once again found at the leading edge of a vast divide between himself and the "also-rans," earning seven first-place votes for a landslide victory. While the legend of the indestructible Iron Horse would only continue to grow through the many hundreds of consecutive games that would follow, the season of 1927 was Gehrig's announcement to the baseball world that there was another unimaginably mighty bat in the House that Ruth Built.

    We are able to pinpoint this autograph to that most delectable vintage through the stamping format of the ball that serves as its home, as the scripted "American League Ball" format of the primary stamping shared only a single season's residence with Ban Johnson presidential stamping. Until 1926, that text had been standard type-face. And in 1928, it was Ernest Barnard holding the Junior Circuit reins.

    Gehrig's side panel application rates 7/10. Nearby, but effectively invisible upon display, a fan's notation personalizes the ball and dates it "March 23/27," corresponding with a Yankees spring training meeting with the Boston Braves at their shared St. Petersburg, Florida headquarters. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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