Lot # 25: 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 "Winter Premier 2024 Auction",
which ran from 1/17/2024 9:00 AM to
2/3/2024 7:00 PM

(LOT 25)
1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig PSA 7 NM

IRON HORSE GEM!!! Presented here is the ultra-popular Lou Gehrig #37 Goudey portrait 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! One of Lou Gehrig's most treasured gum cards distributed during the height of his remarkable playing days, save for the 1925 Gehrig rookie card, his 1934 Goudey #37 marvel arguably resides as his most sought-after cardboard keepsake. Inexplicably 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 Henry Louis Gehrig, who made a grand appearance on card #s 37 and 61. 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 that justify the lofty assessment.

The classic Gehrig portrait pose emanates robust facial hues, dazzling white borders, and sharp corners, with all of these attributes portraying eye appeal consistent with the grade. Most significantly, the nearly flawless radiant yellow background literally jumps off the card, ably assisting Gehrig's iconic pose in emanating 3D aesthetics. No obtrusive flaws are evident on either side, with the only notable flaws being a microscopic soiling spot on the upper border as well as the image favoring the right edge (accompanied by near-perfect top-to-bottom centering). A collector favorite for many years via its sparkling portrait pose, it possibly resides as the most coveted of the four different Gehrig Goudey subjects issued over a two-year period (1933-34). Lou Gehrig's spectacular on-the-field achievements, and his unbridled courage prompting his "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech on July 4, 1939, have placed his cards at an unequivocal world-class level. Gehrig left an indelible mark on the game itself, and his inspiring heroism will forever place him among Cooperstown's most prominent inductees. No wonder a host of collectors scramble to capture Lou's most prestigious cards issued during his playing days, with their overall desirability and investment potential standing at a pinnacle level. Most would agree that no card could possibly transcend the Iron Horse's timeless legacy more effectively than this quintessential PSA 7 Gehrig heirloom that proudly suffices as one of his most celebrated mementos on the planet!

MIN BID $7,500


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