1938 Lou Gehrig News Photo - PSA/DNA Type 1

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1939

Item Year: 1938

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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News photo of Lou Gehrig at the plate during a 1938 spring training exhibition game. Certified as an original Type 1 photograph by PSA/DNA. The photo captures Gehrig as he looks back at the catcher and umpire after taking a might cut at the ball and missing. An International News Photos stamp appears on the reverse, as does a date stamp reading "Published Apr 3 1938." A remnant of the original paper news caption and a few additional written notations (both in pencil and ink) can be found on the reverse as well. The photo (8.5 x 6.5 inches) displays a few light creases, including one moderate crease touching upon Gehrig's image. In Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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