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    1930 Lou Gehrig Inscribed Telegram & Signed Envelope from The Beatrice Wade Collection. The Iron Horse celebrates an inside joke with Ms. Wade, forwarded on to her by post a telegram he had received while the Yankees visited the Indians in Cleveland. His black fountain pen ink at the bottom of the telegram reads, "Thought you might get as much kick out of this as I did." Also here is the original mailing envelope from Gehrig's Cleveland hotel, addressed and signed in the same 9/10 black fountain pen ink. Each piece exhibits expected mailing and handling wear, but no flaws of serious distraction. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (envelope). Full LOA from James Spence Authentication (envelope).

    The Beatrice Wade Collection of Baseball Autographs.

    The pages that follow document the fascinating tale of Beatrice Wade, a beautiful Golden Age socialite from Detroit who found herself at the center of a social circle that included some of the biggest names in baseball. While her rooting interests may have leaned toward the Tigers of her Motor City hometown, it would appear that her closest relationships involved the iconic New York Yankees slugging tandem of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, and their wives.

    Ms. Wade passed away in 1981, but her collection was only recently unearthed by our consignor, the daughter of Wade's cousin. All contents of The Beatrice Wade Collection make their hobby debut in this Platinum Night auction.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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