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    1939 Lou Gehrig "Dugout Steps" Original News Photograph During His First Game After the Streak, PSA/DNA Type 1. "It would not be fair to the boys, to Joe or to the baseball public for me to try going on." - Lou Gehrig, May 2, 1939.

    You've surely seen this image before as it is one of the most famous of Gehrig ever produced, taken on May 2, 1939, the day The Iron Horse benched himself after his record 2,130 consecutive games played.

    Shot from inside the Yankees dugout, we see Columbia Lou sitting on the dugout steps (with his right forearm resting on the very top step), as he gazes out over Briggs Stadium in Detroit and watches his teammates warmup for their game versus the Tigers. The 1939 baseball centennial patch is clearly visible on his left sleeve and the calm, serene expression on his face doesn't reflect the emotion that he must have been harboring inside. An "International News Photos" stamp, caption (pencil) and PSA/DNA sticker are on the reverse. Light overall wear. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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    February, 2020
    29th Saturday
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