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July 4th, 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial Ticket Stub - PSA Fair 1.5

Lot Number 418

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Give in to sentiment, as you regard the offered 1941 "Lou Gehrig Memorial" ticket stub. On July 4, 1939, the New York Yankees held "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium. Amid the honors, emotional speeches, and great fanfare, Gehrig became the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired. Twenty-three months later, the "Iron Horse" pulled out of the station for good, succumbing to ALS disease on 6/2/41.


Two years to the day of Gehrig's heartfelt "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech, and one month after his demise, the Yankees planned another tribute for 7/4/41, the "Lou Gehrig Memorial" game. This game was rained out and rescheduled as part of a double-header on 7/6/41. The beloved Gehrig was posthumously awarded with another baseball first, when the Yankees unveiled their first ever monument that day.


Graced with a cordial photo of the Hall of Fame first baseman, the offered ticket stub from this event has been encapsulated by PSA, with a grade of (FR 1.5). In the midst of his renowned 56-game record hitting streak, Gehrig's former teammate Joe DiMaggio went 4/5 in the first game, and 2/4 in the second game, suggesting he was pretty fired up by the day's activities. 


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