c.1930's Lou Gehrig Type I Original New York Times Studios Photo – Measures Approx. 8-1/8" x 10" – PSA Type 1 LOA
From 1925 – 1938, Lou Gehrig was a "pillar of strength" for the New York Yankees, playing in over 2,000 consecutive games until his tragic ALS illness forced him to eventually end his 2,130 game-streak in May 1939. Obviously free of performance enhancing drugs and advanced weight-lifting programs, like the legendary Mickey Mantle, Gehrig's world-class physique was so ahead of its time, with his powerful frame enabling him to crush baseballs at an alarming level.
This spectacular New York Times Studios original Type 1 photo portrays a shirtless Gehrig in his classic batting stance, and you can easily see the bulging muscles in his arms that led to his uncanny power. As stoic as an image you will ever come across, Gehrig depicts his intense "game face" look, with the 8-1/8" x 10" illustration reflecting remarkable contrast and clarity. Indeed, this timeless marvel exhibits no major flaws whatsoever, and the seemingly "3-D" like image is extremely well-centered between four bright white borders. An extremely eclectic portrayal of Gehrig, it clearly substantiates one of the reasons his Iron Horse nickname was well merited, with his "body-building" style physique synonymous to a "Man of Steel"! - Full PSA Type I LOA
MIN BID $500