Lot # 52: Gorgeous 1934 Goudey #61 Lou Gehrig (HOF) - SGC EX/NM 6

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Starting Bid: $3,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

The 1934 Goudey issue included two cards of endorser Lou Gehrig, and it is the #37 portrait card that is often considered the most iconic cardboard image of the Yankee Captain. Because of its extreme popularity, the issue's second card is often overlooked, but is also quite beautiful and slightly more difficult than the portrait card.  Featuring the Iron Horse swinging his bat, the card is set against a blue-green background, the blues and greens creating an appealing palette, one of the more pleasing cards in the set.

This example is well-centered and sharp for the grade, some light corner wear and mild toning conspiring to keep the card from a higher holder but certainly not disruptive.  The image is superb, sharp and colorful with rich color, some very light soiling visible at the left border and underneath Gehrig's bat barrel.  An extremely strong card, one of the finest we have handled.

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