Description1930 Lou Gehrig Signed Christmas Card from The Beatrice Wade Collection. Just two months after putting the finishing touches on the highest batting average of his Hall of Fame career--a staggering .379--the Iron Horse had traded his Louisville Slugger for a fountain pen for the annual tradition of sending Christmas greetings. The custom-made card, complete with "LG" monogram, is autographed by the Yankee great in 8/10 black ink. The card exhibits some toning to front cover that does not affect the interior. Also here is the original mailing envelope, addressed to Ms. Wade (but not signed) in his distinctive script. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.
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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