Lot # 135: 1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer Rarities Auction 2023",
which ran from 8/17/2023 9:00 AM to
9/9/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 135)
1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM

NEAR-MINT IRON HORSE!!! Inexplicable to a host of passionate young bubble gum card collectors, the legendary Babe Ruth was omitted from the 1934 Goudey issue, with its two most popular subjects representing the Yankees immortal first 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 a stellar PSA 7 NM holder, with a mere 3% of the 1,000+ PSA encapsulated examples managing to achieve the hallowed near-mint assessment! Larrupin' Lou would justify the Goudey Gum Company's decision to place two of his subjects in their 1934 compilation by claiming 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), RBIs (166), OBP (.465), SLG (.706), OPS (1.172) and Total Bases (409). Due to Babe Ruth's diminishing skill sets, the Yankee Captain had now clearly become the toast of the town, with Gehrig finally appreciated for his world-class batting feats.

This outstanding PSA 7 keepsake likewise stands tall, boasting an amazing array of technical attributes. The classic Gehrig portrait pose emanates robust facial hues, blinding white borders, and square corners, with all of these attributes portraying eye appeal consistent with the grade. Most significantly, the nearly flawless radiant yellow background jumps off the card, ably assisting Gehrig's iconic pose in emanating 3D aesthetics. No obtrusive flaws are evident on either side, and its only noteworthy imperfection is the image favoring the right edge. A collector favorite for many years with its sparkling portrait pose, it arguably resides as the most coveted of the four different Gehrig Goudey subjects issued over a two-year period of 1933-34. Gehrig's superior on-field achievements and his unbridled courage, prompting his "Luckiest Man on the Face of The Earth" speech on July 4, 1939, have placed Lou's cards at an unequivocal world-class level. Gehrig left an indelible mark on the game itself, and his heroism will forever place him among 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 merits serious attention from any sophisticated enthusiast!

MIN BID $7,500

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