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    1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig PSA VG 3. "Although Hartford watches Gehrig go with regret," reported the Hartford Courant on August 30, 1924, "Local fans on the whole are delighted to see him make his way to the big show and will pull for him to develop into a genuine big leaguer." For the better part of two seasons the stocky first baseman had seen his fanbase swell at the Hartford Senators home park of Clarkin Field, where his prodigious home run clouts had earned him the nickname, "the Eastern Babe," after the Eastern League in which Hartford competed. Prior to the telephone call from the Bronx, Gehrig had launched thirty-seven round-trippers while batting .369 and slugging nearly one hundred points better than the next best slugger the Eastern League could muster.

    While Gehrig did enjoy a brief, late-season debut with the 1923 World Championship Yankees, and ten more appearances with the 1924 edition, it was in 1925 that the Iron Horse was fully released from the Bronx paddock, beginning on June first of that season a consecutive games streak bested only once in baseball history.

    Graded PSA VG 3. The offered relic faithfully honors its master's theme of durability, exhibiting a moderate degree of corner and edge wear but none of the heavy creases and soiling so common with early Exhibit issues. The blank reverse has remained just that, a pleasant surprise for the oversized dimensions that make an ideal surface for ink and pencil notations. A solid example of one of the hobby's most cherished rookie card debuts.


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