1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig PSA 8 NM-MT
No esteemed baseball card gathering could possibly be considered complete without a high-grade Lou Gehrig Goudey Gum specimen residing as one of its centerpiece attractions. A top 250 Sportscards keepsake, it comes as little surprise that two Gehrig Goudey subjects were included in both the 1933 and 1934 landmark gum sets. Subject #37 includes a Gehrig portrait image while #61 depicts the "Iron Horse" in a classic batting stance pose. These highly coveted Gehrig cardboard treasures are seldom seen carrying lofty technical assessments, and with that in mind, presented here is one of the most spectacular 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig cards you will ever come across; a sensational PSA NM/MT 8 offering that has only been bested by a meager 5 PSA encapsulated copies! Cooperstown inductee Lou Gehrig is unquestionably one of the greatest players to ever grace a baseball diamond. His remarkable hitting prowess assisted him in tallying a .340 lifetime batting average, 493 round trippers and an unfathomable 13 consecutive seasons in which he batted in 100 runs or more! Yet, for all of his seemingly unparalleled batting achievements, he will always be best remembered for his immortal July 4th 1939 "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee Stadium when he bid farewell to his teammates and fans due to his tragic ALS illness.
While Gehrig's accomplishments certainly didn't require a final exclamation point for additional notoriety, his sudden passing away at the tender age of 37 left an indelible mark within the hearts of every avid baseball fan, and his legacy will "echo for eternity". Synonymous with Gehrig's unequivocal immortality are the breathtaking aesthetics of this magnificent gum card that has stubbornly defied "father-time" for the past 87 years. Gehrig's classic batting pose is virtually flawless, set against a brilliant aquamarine hued background as the "Iron Horse" prepares to wallop another blistering line drive into the seats. The well-centered image boldly resides between four snow white borders, the four corners reflect ultra-sharp tips and both surfaces have eluded any noteworthy flaws. The final superlatives are the virtually pristine "Lou Gehrig says" typography in the bold blue text box as well as the flipside's bold green print affixed to a super clean surface. This pack-fresh masterpiece effectively "turns back the clock" to an era when the iconic Gehrig ruled the batter's box in dominate fashion, teaming up with the majestic Babe Ruth to form an unparalleled "one-two" punch. A resounding cardboard "blazer" issued during Gehrig's extraordinary '34 Triple Crown campaign, its "awe-inspiring" "Iron Horse" batting image and world-class PSA 8 assessment serve as an extremely potent dynamic duo!
MIN BID $10,000