1939 Was essentially a farewell tour for Lou Gehrig. Most fans hoped for the best when it was announced that Gehrig was sick, but on this day, Gehrig announced to the world his retirement and that he was essentially dying! The offered image from Acme shows Gehrig putting on a brave face in full uniform with manager Joe McCarthy and symbolically shaking his hands in appreciation for his work throughout his career. Dated June 21, 1939 this is a bold and beautiful example of "The Final Season" and one of the more historically significant pieces of gehrig photography we have ever handled.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10