Lot # 62: – c.1930’s Lou Gehrig “Sitting on Park Bench” Type I Original American League Service Bureau Photo – Measures Approx. 8” x 10-1/8” – PSA Type 1 LOA

Category: Photos

Starting Bid: $400.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer Spectacular 2018 Auction",
which ran from 7/27/2018 12:00 PM to
8/11/2018 7:00 PM




(LOT 62)
– c.1930's Lou Gehrig "Sitting on Park Bench" Type I Original American League Service Bureau Photo – Measures Approx. 8" x 10-1/8" – PSA Type 1 LOA

One of the more obscure-like Gehrig photos, this 8" x 10-1/8" eclectic image portrays the "Iron Horse" spending some leisure time in his formal attire as he gracefully sits on a park bench. Issued by the American League Service Bureau/Underwood & Underwood, it stands as a steadfast testimonial to Gehrig's tranquil nature that ultimately led to him being the Bronx Bomber's "quiet hero". This well-centered image portrays superb resolution, fine contrast, and has eluded any obtrusive surface flaws with only a few stray creases situated near a few pf the corners.

The verso reveals the critical American League Service Bureau credit stamp near the lower right quadrant, the final superlative to one of Gehrig's more interesting images. At the end of the decade, Lou would eventually be forced to step down from the game he loved due to the ill effects of the tragic ALS disease that would eventually claim his life in June 1941. Yet, his coupled batting achievements and embodiment of courage combine to place him as one of America's greatest all-time heroes! - Full PSA Type I LOA

MIN BID $400
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