1927 Lou Gehrig Photo - PSA/DNA Type 1

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1892

Item Year: 1925

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Addendum (4/24/17, 10:55 a.m.): A collector and member of the Net54 chatboard has provided additional information regarding this photo. The child seen here with Gehrig is the son of Christy Walsh, who was the agent for both Gehrig and Babe Ruth. The collector who contacted us owns a larger version of this photo that originated directly from Christy Walsh's photo album. The photo dates from 1927. Photo of Lou Gehrig and a small child. Certified as an original Type 1 photo by PSA/DNA. The candid image captures Gehrig and the child staring into each other's eyes, with Gehrig clearly amused at the young child's pointed gaze. Most likely taken at a picnic or similar summer outing, as indicated by Gehrig's informal dress. This is not a news photo and was most likely taken by a friend or family member present that day. Printed on "Velox" paper as noted on the reverse. The photo (3.5 x 6 inches) displays a tear along the base (paper loss), light creases, a small chip in the upper left corner, and remnants of mounting tape on the reverse. In Good condition. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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