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July 4, 1941 "Lou Gehrig Memorial" Yankee Stadium Full Ticket With No "Void" Stamping - PSA 3

Lot Number 283

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Description

Embodying Yankee tradition throughout a tireless career that saw him perform (and quite ably so) in 2,130 consecutive games, Lou Gehrig was the absolute pillar on rosters that combined for seven World Series titles and eight American League pennants. Still seemingly at his physical peak at the age of 35, Gehrig was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, bringing an immediate end to his brilliant career and, two years later, to his life. Encapsulated and Graded VG 3 by PSA, this full ticket was issued at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1941 as the franchise scheduled a ceremony to unveil the recently felled hero’s monument in center field. The lone specimen at its tier with only four graded higher, this Bronx voucher is not only one of a scarce few survivors, but is rarer, still, in that it is without a “void” stamping found on several remaining examples, as rendered by the Yankee box office when the ceremony was rained out and postponed until two days later. Following Gehrig’s passing on June 2, 1941, the club scheduled a tribute for July 4, the second anniversary of “Lou Gehrig Day” and his heart-wrenching “Luckiest Man” speech. When the ceremony did take place on July 6, presentations were made by New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Connie Mack and Gehrig’s widow, Eleanor Gehrig. In that day’s twinbill against the Athletics, the Yankees won by scores of 8-4 and 3-1 as Bill Dickey homered and Joe DiMaggio ripped out six hits and extended his hitting streak to 48 consecutive games. With printed seating/event details and a black-and-white photo of Gehrig, the keepsake presents beautifully. This item has a reserve (estimated value: $4000-$10,000).

 
 
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