1934 R320 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig

Sold For: $1,680

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1041

Item Year: 1934

Category: 1930s to 1940s cards

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Graded VG 3 by PSA. Very attractive mid-grade example of this classic Gehrig card, one of the most popular of all Lou Gehrig cards and all 1930s bubble-gum cards. The 1934 Goudey "Lou Gehrig says..." series features an additional Gehrig portrait on the front, and words by him on the reverse (in the case of this card, an invitation to join Goudey's Knot Hole League of America club and to personally write him with questions about the game, which no doubt kept Christy Walsh or someone at Goudey very busy). A crisp image with bold colors, and centered slightly toward the top. Honest corner wear, a faint horizontal wrinkle, and light soiling to the lower left corner account for the assigned grade. This is an outstanding card: it's easy to see why it is not only one of the great Goudey cards that represent Gehrig in his prime, but also one of the best of all 1930s bubble-gum cards. In this memorable batting pose we actually have the opportunity to see what pitchers who faced Gehrig had to confront. No matter what pitchers threw Lou during the 1934 season, he was likely to belt a long one. A beautiful example of one of Gehrig's most desirable cards which is available for a fraction of the price that a higher-grade example would command, despite sharing most of the same desirable qualities. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.

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