Lou Gehrig Signed Black and White 7x9 Photograph 
Lot Number 362
 
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Few players are more beloved in Major League history than Ludwig Heinrich “Lou” Gehrig. The “Iron Horse,” the son of German immigrants, propelled through Columbia University and then embarked on a seventeen-season reign of terror on American League pitchers. In addition to his 2,130 consecutive games played, Gehrig won two Most Valuable Player Awards, the 1934 Triple Crown and consistently placed high in virtually every offensive category. While Gehrig (d.1941) may have been relentless at the plate, the congenial “Biscuit Pants” was always willing to take time for his adoring fans. The offered Lou Gehrig single-signed black and white 7x9 photograph is a stirring memento of this beloved New Yorker. This piece depicts a smiling Gehrig as the 1939 Hall of Famer wielding a bat in the Yankees dugout. The bottom right portion is signed “To Billy, With my best wishes, Lou Gehrig” in a period black pen that grades a remarkable high-side (“8”). Although the photograph reveals moderate wear including multiple surface creases, the script is not adversely affected. Being that Gehrig passed all too young, signed material from this great is quite scarce and in perpetual demand. This signed photograph is a paramount addition to any top shelf Yankees or autograph collection. Auction COA from James Spence Authentications. 
 
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