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    1939 Lou Gehrig Farewell News Photograph. One of the most heartwarming and heartbreaking photographs in the history of the game captures the Babe giving a hug to his old teammate Lou Gehrig after he presented his famous "Luckiest Man" speech to a packed Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. The expressions on their faces say it all. It's an image as worthy of the Pulitzer Prize as the famous photo of Ruth's own farewell nine years later, a genuine work of art. Paper caption remains affixed to verso, reading "Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig. Taken at Yankee Stadium on Lou Gehrig Day." This Type 1 image measures 8x10", with all wear confined to the thin white borders, otherwise NRMT.

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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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