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Lot # 1: 1927 Lou Gehrig, "Portrait of a Baseball Legend" One of His Greatest Images Ever Taken

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 52 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM



1927 Large and incredibly intimate portrait photograph of Lou Gehrig from the New York Yankees as he posed at the ballpark during the famous "Murderers Row" season. A famous photograph that was even used for the cover of the 1928 Sporting News Record Book, this is one of only a handful known to exist and only the second example we have ever handled personally. The offered Underwood and Underwood photograph carries full borders and a deep, perfect image, and it has a stamp and paper caption on the back. Offered here for the first time ever, fresh out of the Underwood archive and guaranteed to get a Type 1 from PSA. The photo has a hard crease that split on the left (essentially a rip) and it has been repaired on the back with tape, but could be restored to look great. One of his greatest images ever taken!

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 1/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 6/10

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