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May 2, 1939 Lou Gehrig Final Major League Game/End of Streak Photograph (PSA/DNA Type I)
May 2, 1939 Lou Gehrig Final Major League Game/End of Streak Photograph (PSA/DNA Type I)
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May 2, 1939 Lou Gehrig Final Major League Game/End of Streak Photograph (PSA/DNA Type I)

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May 2, 1939 Lou Gehrig Final Major League Game/End of Streak Photograph (PSA/DNA Type I)

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Iconic and somber image picturing Gehrig shaking hands with new Yankees first baseman Babe Dahlgren after Gehrig removed himself from the lineup due to his progressing illness. Black and white photo measures 7"x9" stamped/dated by Acme Newspictures on the back retaining its original paper i.d. labeling. Front has some surface creasing to a few areas primarily along the perimeter. There was great speculation as to why Gehrig had removed himself from the lineup and while not mentioned in the photo i.d. labeling, the reason was of course tragically confirmed with a matter of weeks. First example we have encountered of this obscure image which chronicles one of the more poignant moments in MLB history. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA (Type I): EX

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