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From 1929 through 1951 photographer, George Burke made it his mission to record the image of every single ballplayer who passed through the major leagues. As he was based in Chicago, this was an achievable task as teams in both leagues called the city home. Almost every game saw Burke or one of his assistants roaming the field during batting practice snapping the picture of every new face they encountered. Burke’s vast archive grew to monumental proportions and many of his pictures gained iconic status through their use on baseball cards, newspapers and magazines.

Offered is a rare large Burke image of Gehrig, the most famous ever taken by Burke of the Iron Horse. It has been beautifully inscribed, "To Johnny, with personal kindest regards, Lou Gehrig" in Gehrig's delicate trademark style. The 8” by 10” photo is neatly matted and framed with the visible area appearing in Near Mint condition with the bold and neatly rendered inscription rating 8-9/10.

Includes a full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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Minimum Bid: $3,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $15,035
Number Bids:18
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