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    Circa 1927 Lou Gehrig Original Photograph by Louis Van Oeyen, PSA/DNA Type 1. Louis Van Oeyen rose from staff photographer of The Cleveland Press in the opening years of the twentieth century to prominence as the official photographer of the American League, documenting almost all of the greats of the first fifty years of the 1900's in his artful and distinctive style. Any Van Oeyen work carries a significant premium among baseball photography collectors, particularly those bearing his personal stamp on verso, as this treasure does.

    The subject expands upon the theme of elite achievement, a marvelous smiling portrait of the Iron Horse around the time he powered the Yanks to Fall Classic glory on the strength of an American League MVP performance. A vertical wrinkle runs along the left border of the image, the only caveat worthy of mention on this otherwise unimprovable relic. Dimensions 7x9". LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $4,000 - up.

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