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Lot # 53: 1928 Lou Gehrig, "Receives MVP Award for 1927 Season" Important Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2019",
which ran from 1/30/2019 3:00 PM to
2/16/2019 8:00 PM

When one thinks of the 1927 Yankees immediately the thought of Babe Ruth and his 60 homers comes to mind. A little known fact however is that it was his teammate Lou Gehrig who won the MVP award for the Murderers Row squad of that iconic season! He batted .373 and drove in an incredible 173 runs, numbers that combined with Ruth struck fear into the hearts of pitchers everywhere. Here in this important photograph, Gehrig receives his MVP Award from American League President E.S. Bernard while his teammates (including Tony Lazzeri) and manager Miller Huggins look on. Interesting to note that Babe Ruth is nowhere to be seen and also that not one person in the photo is smiling! Issued by the International News and stamped on the back with a full paper caption, this is the only example of Gehrig and his 1927 MVP Award we have handled!

Size: 6x8
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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