Framed Scorecard Signed by Lou Gehrig 
Lot Number 396
 
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On July 4, 1939 the baseball world bid a fond farewell to Lou Gehrig. A stalwart of courage and centerpiece of the vaunted New York Yankees lineup for seventeen seasons, “The Iron Horse” could have achieved much more if ALS had not cut his career short. During the heart-wrenching ceremonies on that Independence Day, an emotional Gehrig proclaimed himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth”. The offered framed, matted and Gehrig (d.1941) signed scorecard follows just five days after the famed speech. This unique artifact has framed dimensions of 21x29 and is craftily matted in a Yankees pinstripe design. The signed scorecard has approximate dimensions of 6-1/2 x 9-3/4” and is personally scripted “Best Wishes Dorothy, Lou Gehrig” in a period black steel-tip fountain pen. Spanning nearly 4” across the program, the nearly flawless signature conservatively grades in the (“9-10”) range. Accompanying the signature in the frame is a transcript of Gehrig’s speech and an additional placard that notates the scorecard as being from the July 9, 1939 contest between the Yankees and Red Sox. This display piece comes with the other pages of the scorecard and is complete with a full LOA from JSA. 
 
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