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    A flawless inscription from the noble Iron Horse

    1930's Lou Gehrig Signed Photograph, PSA/DNA Gem Mint 10.
    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.

    Gehrig's unparalleled blend of character and achievement has understandably propelled demand for all memorabilia bearing his name or touch to the peak of desirability, and here we encounter one of the finest representations in the hobby from the popular subgenre of signed photographs.

    It appears Gehrig is sitting on a boat in the image, making us wonder if the trans-Pacific crossing for one of his two Tours of Japan may be the derivation. Perhaps the original recipient of this spectacular keepsake was Fred Lieb, a sportswriter who traveled with the American All-Stars on the 1931 Tour and was one of Gehrig's closest pals.

    The 10/10 black fountain pen ink reads, "To Fred--If I could ever show my gratitude or prove myself worthy of your sincere friendship I'd be a genius, Cordially, Lou Gehrig."

    A small chip near upper right--well clear of the inscription and image of Gehrig--accounts for the only visual distraction on obverse. Verso exhibits evidence of scrapbook removal. Dimensions 9x7". Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Gem Mint 10. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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