1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM
STRONG GEHRIG GOUDEY!!! In 1934, the legendary Babe Ruth was omitted from the 1934 Goudey issue, with its two most popular subjects representing New York Yankees immortal 1st sacker Lou Gehrig who made a grand appearance on card #s 37 and 61. Presented here is the more popular and valuable Lou Gehrig #37 portrait pose in an outstanding PSA 7 Near Mint holder. "Larrupin' Lou", his legendary barnstorming nickname, would justify the Goudey Gum Company's decision to place two of his subjects in their 1934 compilation by claiming the baseball's highly exalted Triple Crown.
Indeed, the '34 campaign would see Gehrig lead the American League in virtually every vital batting statistic including average (.363), Home Runs (49), R.B.I.s (166), OBP (.465), SLG (.706), OPS (1.172) and Total Bases (409). The Yankee Captain had now clearly become the "toast of the town" due to Babe Ruth's career winding down in New York, finally appreciated for his world-class batting feats. This breathtaking PSA 7 keepsake likewise stands tall, boasting an amazing array of technical attributes. The classic Gehrig portrait pose emanating robust facial hues, blinding white borders, and four sharp corners all combine to portray eye appeal consistent with many NM-MT examples. Most significantly, the nearly flawless radiant yellow background literally jumps off the card, ably assisting Gehrig's immortal portrait pose to present itself in 3-D fashion. No glaring blemishes are evident on either side.
A collector favorite for many years via its sparkling Gehrig portrait pose, it arguably resides as the most coveted of the four different Gehrig Goudey subjects issued over a two-year period (1933-34). The ultra-rare combination of Gehrig's superior "on the field" achievements, and Lou's unbridled courage prompting his "Luckiest Man on the Face of The Earth" speech on July 4,1939, have placed him at an unequivocal level in the treasured card hobby. Lou Gehrig left an indelible mark on the game itself, and his heroism will forever place him amongst Cooperstown's most prominent inductees. Most would agree that no card could possibly transcend Gehrig's timeless legacy more effectively than this quintessential Iron Horse heirloom that depicts aesthetics worthy of the hallowed 7 NM assessment!
MIN BID $7,500