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Lot # 45: 1939 Lou Gehrig Day, "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" Incredible Sweeping Image

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "June Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 6/27/2022 2:00 PM to
7/9/2022 8:00 PM



1939 Sweeping horizontal photograph of Lou Gehrig of the Yankees as he was being introduced at the microphone before he would take his turn and proclaim himself the "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth." We have done extensive research and have found no other examples of this image anywhere showing Gehrig at this exact moment and angle, making this an incredible new discovery from the scrapbook of a New York sportswriter. The condition of this photograph is spectacular with minimal handling wear which is more than acceptable for the age of the photo. We feel this is a c. 1958-1962 example, could be a little earlier or later, but still with significant age to it! Scrapbook paper cand glue on the back help show the age of the piece!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 2(b)
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 4.5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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