Ever humble and content in the sizable shadow of his iconic teammate, Lou Gehrig remained prodigious at the plate and compliant with his admiring fans. As he prepared for the 1932 campaign (his last as a teammate of Babe Ruth), Gehrig fulfilled a fan’s request with his coveted autograph. Composed on a 7x8 sheet, the correspondence was from a Battle Creek, Michigan resident who admired Gehrig’s feat of four home runs in one game (1932) and requested an autograph. On the blank reverse, Gehrig authored a graphite pencil autograph. The potent scripting projects (“8-9”) quality. The original mailing envelope accompanies and has a Connecticut postmark. Gehrig owned a house there where he spent time relaxing and gardening. Full photo LOA from JSA.
NOTE: This is one of the larger Lou Gehrig signatures we've ever encountered. It measures approximately 2-1/2 inches.