Lot # 245: 1918-57 M114 Baseball Magazine Premiums Collection (5) w/Lou Gehrig (HOF)

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM

Baseball Magazine issued a long series of premiums over a forty year period and this collection of five, with four being Yankees,  has some serious star power.  With all but Red Rolfe in the Hall-of-Fame, the players included here are superstars of the highest order and were captured by the well-known sports photographer Charles Conlon. 

Lou Gehrig needs no introduction, nor does Hank Greenberg, as their bats certainly provided same.  Joe Gordon and Bill Dickey kept the Bombers strong at the North and South positions of the diamond, while Rolfe manned Third. These all have some edge and corner wear from handling, with minor foxing, and a crease can be seen on Greenberg, which also has a dirty back. The overall look is pleasing and the player selection suggests these likely hail from the mid-to-late 1930's, although many players were often still available for years after they had retired.

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