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    1939 Lou Gehrig Retirement Presentational Plaque. The most heartbreaking and inspiring moment in baseball history came on July 4, 1939, when the heroic Iron Horse bade farewell to his fans with the unforgettable words, "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." One of the many gifts bestowed upon the departing legend was a silver charger engraved with a poem entitled "American Sportsman," and the names of all of his Yankees teammates. As a special gift to a select group of VIP's, the famed makers Dieges & Clust fabricated a small supply of plaques bearing the same text.

    That original metal plate appears here, measuring 4.75x10.5". The wooden backing board is not original but serves well in the enhancement of the display. This is just the second example that Heritage has had the privilege to present to the collecting community.


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