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Lot # 45: 1937 Lou Gehrig, "Sitting at His Locker With Beer & Cigarette" Rare Candid Moment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 30 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Premier Auction 2018",
which ran from 10/20/2018 8:00 PM to
11/10/2018 8:00 PM



Extremely rare photograph showing Lou Gehrig, letting down his hair after winning the 1937 World Series. Sitting at his locker and taking a sip from a Beer, he has a lit cigarette in his other hand. His shoelaces are untied and he is in a relaxed position, but still in uniform. Images like this of Gehrig (who was a very private person) are almost non-existent with this being one of the best. Condition is nice with a small crease on the far left side and some mild corner wear. Issued by Acme and stamped on the back with a full paper caption, the only other example of this photo we know of sold for $1175 in our June 2014 auction. This example is already slabbed by PSA as a Type 1.

Size: 7x9
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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