Lot # 67: 1934 Goudey #37 Lou Gehrig (HOF) - SG VG 3

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2024 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/11/2024 12:00 AM to
3/30/2024 9:00 PM

The phrase "Yellow Gehrig" is one any prewar collector will recognize; it clearly refers to the iconic 1934 Goudey card featuring the bold portrait of a smiling Yankee captain set against a bright yellow background.  The Gehrig-endorsed 1934 Goudey issue helped cement the first baseman as the game's biggest star in the wake of a fading Babe Ruth; his wholesome image and impossible consecutive games streak endeared him to baseball fans not only in New York, but nationwide.  The 1934 Goudey issue remains one of the more popular of the gum card era, and without a Ruth it is the issue's two Gehrig cards that are the set's undisputed keys.  The bright yellow background is susceptible to showing stains and scuffs, and this example is no exception, as the bottom-right corner does show some soiling.  However, the card remains largely bright and the image clear and vivid, centered extremely well on the canvas.  Corner wear is held to a minimum, perhaps VG/EX or better, with the aforementioned staining - perhaps more visible on the reverse - the primary condition flaw.  One of the most visually appealing cards of the 1930s.

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