December 8th, 2010 Holiday Auction (#29)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/9/2010.
Of all the players in baseball history, none possessed as much talent and humility as Lou Gehrig. His accomplishments on the field made him an authentic American hero, and his tragic early death made him a legend. Seventy-one years after he left the game, Gehrig still holds the record for career Grand Slams (23) and remains one of the few players in Major League History to have hit four home-runs in a single game. When he retired in 1939, his career resume became a benchmark for all subsequent Major League hitters. His offensive performance, combined with his ingratiating personality, created the ongoing love affair that Yankee fans have with Gehrig. This original 1930s photograph taken by George Burke portrays Gehrig from the torso up grinning from ear to ear in his Yankee uniform. This sepia tone 8” x 10” has been signed in the lower right corner, “To Marion With Kindest Regards Cordially, Lou Gehrig”. Black fountain pen salutation and signature remain virtually flawless rating 10 out of 10. Photo is stamped by Burke on the reverse and has four tiny pinholes, one at each corner. Absolutely superb exemplar of a rare Gehrig autographed Burke portrait. Accompanied by an LOA from JSA, as well as an additional LOA.
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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Price Realized: $11,404
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, December 9, 2010.
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