Lou Gehrig Photograph: 1936 World Wide Gum Goudey Image PSA/DNA Type 1
In over two decades of handling well over 500 different photographic images of Lou Gehrig, the offered example is the 1st we have seen of this particular shot and it's quite a special exemplar! Found on this Vintage 1936 Original Photograph issued by Wide World Photos is THE image used for one of Lou Gehrig's most elusive baseball cards, the 1936 V355 Canadian Goudey World Wide Gum card. The photograph measures 4-1/2" x 7" and features a close-up portrait of the New York Yankees star first baseman. The reverse has the original press stamp from the news service and a stamp date reading SEP 25 1936. The photo does have chipping on three of the corners along with traces of some editorial news inks on the surface as this was most likely used in newsprint publication at the time. Overall it is a full image with borders all around with the flaws restricted to the outer borders, all of which could easily be matted and framed out for a superb Gehrig portrait. This photograph has been authenticated by PSA/DNA Photo Authentication Services as a TYPE I, period 1st generation exemplar and comes with a PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity attesting to such.
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