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    1923 Lou Gehrig Original News Photograph--First Image in a Yankees Uniform, PSA/DNA Type 1. Extraordinary image finds the most faithful servant in Yankees franchise history donning the pinstripes for the very first time. The paper caption on verso sets the scene:

    "Yanks sign Columbia University Baseball Player. Lou Gehrig, of Columbia University's baseball team, who has showed great form this season, batting around 400, was added to the Yankee roster today (6-11-23). Photo shows Lou Gehrig in his new uniform of the 'Yankees.'"

    Certainly one of the most significant photos known from over a century of New York American League history, this seminal artifact captures the first rays from the dawning of a new era. Gehrig's first appearance would come four days later. With the paint still wet on the brand new Yankee Stadium behind him, and the franchise's first World Championship still months in the future, the piece is utterly drenched in significance. We report only light handling and storage wear, with no significant points of distraction. Dimensions 6.5x8.5". LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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    August, 2015
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