1927 Lou Gehrig's Off-Day with His Dog at Lake Oscawanna 8" x 10" PSA Type 1 Encapsulated Christy Walsh Syndicate
Lou Gehrig appeared to be the polar-opposite of his slugging, hard-living counterpart Babe Ruth as he enjoyed the solitude and serenity that off days provided during the grueling 155-game 1927 season. Considered the greatest baseball team in Major League history and dubbed "Murderer's Row", the 1927 Yankees faced constant attention and lofty expectations, of which they whole-heartedly achieved. But even the best need a break. Offered is a rare and very serene 8" x 10" photo of the Iron Horse and his dog relaxing on the bow of a boat at Lake Oscawanna, NY, just an hour north of Yankees Stadium.
After going 1-for-2 on the previous day, Lou took a relaxing float with his pooch and returned the following day to clout his 36th and 37th home runs of the season in a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers (one HR per game). PSA encapsulated Authentic, this scarce Christy Walsh Syndicate Type I photograph remains in superior condition with minimal edge and corner wear and light surface abrasions. The reverse is stamped with "THE CHRISTY WALSH SYNDICATE 570 SEVENTH AVE. NEW YORK" and carrying the paper caption "Lou Gehrig at Lake Oscawanna August 2nd, 1927". With super-agent Christy Walsh's unheard-of access to Ruth and Gehrig, his photographs depict the lighter side of the icons, and this is no exception. Lou Gehrig with this man's best friend!
MIN BID $200