1933 Goudey #160 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 NM-MT
Entering the 1933 campaign, Henry Louis Gehrig had established himself as one of our National Pastime's greatest sluggers, teaming up with the incomparable Babe Ruth to form the greatest dynamic batting duo in baseball history. Having already completed 8 all-star seasons, the "Iron Horse" was vying for his fifth consecutive season of tallying a .300+ batting average, walloping 30+ homers and knocking in over 100 runs. In typical fashion, Gehrig would not disappoint the "Big Apple" faithful, posting a sensational .334 average along with 32 round-trippers and 140 R.B.I.'s, with the prestigious Goudey Gum Company awarding his captivated fan base with two baseball card subjects (#92 & #160) from their landmark 240-card set. While both subjects utilized the exact same batting image, it is the latter issued #160 Gehrig issue that is the scarcer of the two. PSA's prestigious "Pop" Chart substantiates that notion, having encapsulated roughly 1,500 Gehrig #92 Goudey's versus only 830 #160 subjects, a significant 45% disparity.
Presented here just happens to be one of the finest #160 Goudey Gehrig's you will ever come across, a breathtaking PSA NM/MT 8 gem that along with thirteen other examples, has only been bested by a paltry 3 specimens! Pack-fresh, to say the least, this magnificent offering boasts one of the best-preserved Gehrig batting poses you will ever see, with Lou donning his classic Yankee home pinstripes. Emanating crystal clear clarity and a rich array of sparkling hues, you can literally feel the incredible intensity radiating from Gehrig's stoic facial expression as he loads his mighty lumber in preparation of blasting another tape measure home run towards the furthest confines of Yankee Stadium. The well-centered illustration only reflects a modest partiality towards the right edge between four clean white borders.
The perimeter edging and four-square corners are razor sharp, while both immaculate-like surfaces have managed to elude any notable flaws. One of the finest Goudey Gehrig subjects extant, it serves as a sheer reminder of how the "Iron Horse" ruled the batter's box for 14 full seasons, ultimately ending his iconic career as baseball's greatest all-time 1st sacker. Tragically, Gehrig would have to call it quits in 1939 due to the ill effects of the deadly ALS disease that eventually claimed his life on June 2, 1941. Yet, his remarkable batting achievements and embodiment of courage will forever live in the hearts of his adoring fan base, with this extraordinary PSA 8 Goudey keepsake a bona-fide testament for his enduring legacy!
MIN BID $15,000