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1936 Lou Gehrig Signed Government Postcard in Framed Display
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,148
Government postcard, postmarked August 11, 1936 (High Bridge Station, N.Y.), signed in pencil on the front by Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig. The legendary "Iron Horse" has inscribed the postcard, "Best Wishes/Lou Gehrig," with both the salutation and signature grading "10." The Yankees lost to Washington 7-3 at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 1936. Gehrig contributed a single in three at bats that afternoon, which dropped his average to .379 for the year. The postcard (5.5 x 3.25 inches) displays creases, including one that bisects Gehrig's signature. Addressed and mailed to "Earle King Jr." of Stamford, Connecticut. Matted and framed together with a modern print of Gehrig to total dimensions of 13 x 18.25 inches. (Although the card is framed, it is accompanied by a photo copy of the reverse.) LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,148
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