By 1929 Lou Gehrig had begun to establish his own legacy away from Babe Ruth. Hardcore baseball fans knew he was the better, more well rounded player at this point in their careers and he was beginning to get the attention he deserved. The offered full body batting photograph is a manifestation of his burgeoning popularity and illustrates his coming out from behind the shadows of Ruth. Taken by a skilled photographer from the International News, this is stunning image in great condition that displays magnificently with perfect clarity and focus. While we have seen many images of Gehrig over the years, this is the greatest image of the young "Iron Horse" batting that we have seen and it is sure to excite even the passive fan of sports photography. A truly special piece of baseball history that is the only completely original example we have ever seen. Condition is nearly perfect with the paper caption present but separated. An investment quality masterpiece!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10