Sweeping 1939 action photograph of New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig and taken during the earliest days of spring training of his final season. Imagine watching this game and Lou Gehrig steps to the plate. A crack of the bat, and the ball just doesn't jump like it used to. Gehrig even looked weak and thin. Most thought it was a slow start, but the devastating reality would soon be revealed to the world, Gehrig was dying. This image perfectly captures the strain of 1939 better than most we have seen. Gehrig seems frail and straining, seemingly he has aged ten years since the end of the 1938 season. Issued by the Acme and with a full paper caption, this photo is dated from March 4, 1939 and perhaps is the first taken during his fateful season. One of the finest 1939 Gehrig images out there if not THE best action photo from his short lived season, the photo grades nearly perfect and comes pre-certified by PSA as a Type 1 and comes with a full letter. One of the more thought provoking and poignant 1939 images of Gehrig we have seen.
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10