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    1937 Lou Gehrig Signed Original Photograph Taken Prior to the World Series, 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.

    The Iron Horse is featured on the dugout steps on this approximately 3.5x4.5" snapshot with an unidentified man. The reverse has the following written: "Lou Gehrig Yankees First baseman World Series 1937." The photo would have been taken before either the first or second games of the Fall Classic given Gehrig is sporting his home pinstripes. A deep and dark signature takes center stage and is placed against a light spot of the photo. PSA/DNA graded the signature Gem Mint 10. Easily one of the finest Gehrig signed photographs we have offered. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Gem Mint 10. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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