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    1930's Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph, PSA/DNA Mint 9. Born and bred in the city where he charted his path to baseball immortality, Henry Louis Gehrig was not only one of the greatest players ever to wear a Major League uniform, but one of the greatest men as well. Everything that the true baseball fan loves about the sport, and those lost merits we lament in this modern age of cheats and prima donnas, were embodied in Gehrig's quiet strength, and epitomized in the bravery of his famous farewell as he stared down the barrel of his own mortality. That 1939 ceremony in which Gehrig's sturdy number "4" was retired from the Yankee wardrobe could be considered the groundbreaking ceremony of the official team pantheon enshrined within Monument Park, establishing a standard for excellence all but impossible to match.

    Now more than eight decades after that tearful Independence Day goodbye, the Iron Horse continues to be held in the highest esteem by those educated in the history of our national pastime, and we expect that demographic to compete ardently for this ultra-high-grade signed photo. The hard-slugging first baseman's signature is rated a soaring 9/10 by the exacting experts at PSA/DNA, Gehrig's bold application appearing in rare, unpersonalized format. Photo measures 8x10" and presents with only minor edge and corner wear, leaving the image itself unaffected. Tape on verso suggests an earlier framing, as it does not repair any damage. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Mint 9.


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