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1925-1931 Postcard-Back Exhibits Lou Gehrig - PSA EX 5

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,067

Graded EX 5 by PSA. Stunning high-grade example of this classic Lou Gehrig card. One of the key cards from the 1925-1931 Postcard-Back Exhibits-style set, this is one of Gehrig's most striking cards, and is much appreciated by collectors for being so different in dimension and design from most other cards featuring Gehrig's likeness. This classic Exhibit-style card set was actually issued by a small competitor of the Exhibit Supply Company. The postcard-format reverse includes the warning: “Not To be Used In Exhibit Machines.” This example is bright and crisp both front and back. Only the slightest hint of even wear to the corners (predominately the lower left) keeps this beauty from grading higher. His smiling portrait on this card (which is the very same as used in the W517 set) makes this one of Gehrig's quintessential cards, and a favorite with collectors. An outstanding example of this scarce, unusual, and very substantial Gehrig card dating from the peak of his playing days. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.
SOLD FOR $1,067


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