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Lot # 39: 1939 Lou Gehrig Day, "Loving Embrace from Babe Ruth" Baseball Card Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "March Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 3/16/2020 4:45 PM to
3/28/2020 8:00 PM

One of the more enduring baseball images of the 1930's is that of Babe Ruth giving a sick Lou Gehrig an embrace on "Lou Gehrig Day" at the ballpark. Both were out of the game they had dominated a short time earlier and both would be dead in ten years, but when this photo was taken all eyes were on Gehrig. He had been the ultimate symbol of strength and durability in his profession, only to be felled by a terrible microscopic disease. The offered photograph is off the original negative which is a rarity and despite being a restrike from the late 1950's, it is still within the range for a Vintage 3 and is an important relic from one of the most touching days in baseball history! This is the photograph that was used to make the 1962 Topps baseball card of the duo as well!

Size: 7.5x9.5
Designation: Vintage 3
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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