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    Historic American League MVP & World Championship season!

    1927 Lou Gehrig Signed New York Yankees Payroll Check, PSA/DNA NM-MT 8. 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 emerged from the biggest shadow in baseball to earn 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.

    Clearly any Yankee artifact from the glorious "Murderer's Row" season of 1927 carries enormous collecting intrigue, and it goes without saying that those relating to the team's two iconic sluggers stand tall above the rest. The "June 30, 1927" date this payroll check was issued found both men launching their twenty-fifth long balls of the season in a romp over the visiting Boston Red Sox. The Iron Horse was scalding hot at this moment, engaged in the third of a four-game streak of home run heroics.

    Fellow future Hall of Famers Ed Barrow and Jacob Ruppert sign the front of this paycheck, issuing just over seven hundred dollars to "Louis Gehrig," who endorses the check on verso with his own autograph just above that of his mother, who presumably still handled her famous son's finances. PSA/DNA assesses the strength of Lou's autograph at 8/10, and the balance are as strong or superior. A vertical fold line and bank punch coding both remain clear of all but a couple letters of one signature-Ruppert's. It's a monumentally important document from the absolute pinnacle of Bronx dominance. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, NM-MT 8. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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