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8436   Lou Gehrig 1941 Memorial Game Ticket Stub - SGC AUTHENTIC  $100 $285 $314 4 You must login to place a bid.
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#8436 - Lou Gehrig 1941 Memorial Game Ticket Stub - SGC AUTHENTIC Estimate: $300+

Offered is a highly desirable, ticket stub for the "Lou Gehrig Memorial" ceremony held at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1941. One of the most highly prized of all baseball ticket stubs, featuring a bust-length photo of the recently deceased Gehrig in the center. (Gehrig died on June 2, 1941). It is one of the very few baseball tickets notable for its tremendous display value with the highly visible Gehrig image dominating the piece. Interestingly, this memorial game was not played on the date of the ticket, but several days later, to honor Gehrig on the two-year anniversary of the “Luckiest Man Alive” speech. Due to the weather delays the game was rescheduled for Sunday, July 6th. So, it was actually two days after the printed date when this ticket was used. While that historic day certainly belonged to the memory of the "Iron Horse," it is also important to note Joe DiMaggio hit safely in both games of the rescheduled doubleheader, raising his hitting streak to 48 consecutive games. The “GRANDSTAND ADMISSION” ticket at a 1941 cost of “$1.10” is numbered “33768," measures 2-1/2 x 3-5/16 inches, and on first glance appears to be a high-grade example of this scarce ticket with a near perfect usher tear at the perforation. However, close examination reveals two light creases, one in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner. However, both surfaces are extremely clean, and Gehrig’s portrait is crisp and remains free of any wear.

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