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Lot # 39: 1938 Lou Gehrig, "Portrait of the Iron Horse" Western Gear for the Yankee Legend

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "January Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 12/30/2018 12:00 PM to
1/12/2019 8:00 PM



Large 1938 studio photograph of "Rawhide" movie star Lou Gehrig, the legendary first baseman of the New York Yankees as he tried to set himself up for a career after baseball by shifting to the movies. Gehrig had no way of knowing there would be no career after baseball as he was already dying of ALS when this photo was taken. We have seen promotional photographs of Gehrig from Rawhide before but this is one of the largest portraits from the film we have ever handled.

Size: 7.75x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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