Lou Gehrig - 1933 Goudey

Like Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig is represented twice in this wonderful set. Unlike Foxx, it is Gehrig's high number that it actually more difficult. Card #160 is seen far less frequently than his #92 card and rarely seen in PSA NM-MT 8 or better. In addition, it is usually found with whiter borders and a lighter blue coloration than the #92 card. Along with the common condition obstacles associated with the issue, both Gehrig cards often suffer from a general lack of eye-appeal from subpar focus and color. While these two Gehrig cards are not quite as popular as the two from the 1934 Goudey set, they are keys to the set and have been, arguably, underappreciated for some time. From his first full season in 1927 through 1932, Gehrig posted RBI totals of 175, 142, 126, 174, 184 and 151. Not even Babe Ruth himself could match Gehrig in that regard.

Henry Louis Gehrig (1903-1941) was one of the most feared hitters on the New York Yankees during the 1920s and '30s, a team affectionately known as Murderers Row that already employed perhaps the greatest and most potent hitter in the history of the game, Babe Ruth. Gehrig grew up in the shadow of the New York Highlanders stadium, Hilltop Park, and earned a reputation as one of the great New York sandlot players. He gained national attention at the young age of 17 while playing for his Commerce High School baseball team and visiting the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago. With his team leading 8-6 in the top of the ninth, Gehrig blasted a grand slam over the right field wall, a "blow that would have made any big leaguers proud," according to the Chicago Tribune. Lou attended Columbia University on a football scholarship, but once again starred on the diamond as both a pitcher and a slugger. The Yankees came calling in 1923 when, in mid-April, Gehrig struck out 17 Williams College batters and eight days later hit two monstrous home runs with Yankees scout Paul Krichell in attendance. Lou signed with the Yanks in 1923, foregoing his final time at Columbia, and was shipped to the Hartford Senators where he hit .304 with 24 home runs in only 59 games.

After a couple years backing up veteran Wally Pipp, Gehrig became manager Miller Huggins' manager "today and from now on." On June 2, 1925, he began the one of the greatest streaks in the history of professional sports of 2,130 consecutive games over 15 seasons, from 1925-1939, a streak that earned him the nickname “The Iron Horse.” From the beginning, Lou helped the Yankees reach the World Series in 1926, though they fell to the St. Louis Cardinals for their first MLB title, and led them to eight more American League pennants and six World Series victories (1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938). The 1927 New York Yankees squad is widely considered the greatest baseball team in the history of the Major Leagues and Lou was in the heart of the lineup that featured not only Ruth, but also fellow Hall of Famers Bill Dickey, Tony Lazzeri, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock. The 1927 Yankees, otherwise known as Murderers Row, won 110 games and Lou led the way with a .373 batting average, 218 hits, 47 home runs and the league lead in doubles (52), RBI (173) and total bases (447) to capture the American League Most Valuable Player award. The 1927 Yankees also topped the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-game sweep. As what seemed to be commonplace for Lou, his MVP season was overshadowed by the Babe's remarkable year when he clouted 60 home runs. In 1931, Lou set the American League record with 184 RBI, second only to Hack Wilson's 191 for the Major League mark. That year he also set the modern-day Major League record with four home runs in a single game, an missed a fifth by mere feet when fellow Hall of Famer Al Simmons made a spectacular catch. In 1934, Gehrig captured the Triple Crown, hitting 49 home runs while batting .363 while driving in and American League record 184 RBI.

Ruth departed the Yankees organization following the 1934 season and soon Gehrig, once again, had to fight for the headlines with the emergence of rookie phenom, Joe DiMaggio. In 1936, Gehrig led the league in homers with 49 and finished second in RBI (152) en route to his second AL MVP award. Sadly, the aging star would soon fade when he was stricken with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), familiarly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease following his diagnosis and subsequent death due to the debilitating disease. On May 2, 1939, Lou took himself out of the lineup for the first time on 15 years and the famed Streak ended at 2,130 consecutive games. Over the course of his career, Lou Gehrig drove in 150 or more runs seven times, had six seasons with a .350 batting average of better, eight years with 200 or more hits and five with 40 or more home runs. He holds the record for most seasons with 400 or more total bases (5) and hit a record 23 grand slams in his career. His amazing record of durability and longevity stood for 56 years when Cal Ripken topped the mark in 1995, eventually playing 2,632 consecutive games. Lou averaged 141 runs, 204 hits, 37 home runs and 148 RBI while posting a .447 on-base percentage, .632 slugging percentage and .340 batting average for 17 seasons. During Lou Gehrig’s 17 seasons (1923-1939) with the New York Yankees, he batted .340 with 493 home runs, 2,721 hits and 1,995 RBI. He was selected to 7 All-Star games, was a six-time World Series Champion and the American League Most Valuable Player twice (1927, 1928). On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium, Gehrig choked back his emotions in front of 62,000 adoring fans, he "considered himself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth" ... and that he "might have been given a bad break, but I've still got an awful lot to live for." On June 2, 1941, 6 years to the date that he replaced Wally Pipp in the Yankees lineup, Lou Gehrig succumbed to the disease at his home in the Bronx. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in big Lou's honor. Henry Louis Gehrig was unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8 (14)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
01/24/2019 $576,000 9 50160 Heritage Auctions 1933 Goudey Ended Jan 24th Auction 02038214
09/08/2008 $29,860 8.5 14 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XVIII Auction 50059980
11/27/2010 $24,069 8.5 377 Mile High Card Company November 2010 Auction 50059980
09/21/2017 $84,000 8.5 50160 Heritage Auctions September 2017 1933 Goudey PSA Auction Auction 30749470
05/14/2005 $2,629 8 (OC) 19538 Heritage Auctions 2005 May (HSC) Signature Sale May 14, 2005 Auction 30384845
11/06/2006 $12,536 8 202 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions November 2006 Internet Auction Auction 01093390
10/26/2007 $10,755 8 19113 Heritage Auctions 2007 October Signature Sports Collectibles Aucti... Oct 26, 2007 Auction 09060905
08/21/2011 $10,717 8 4 Memory Lane, Inc. Sizziling Summer 2011 Auction 01010372
01/01/2013 $17,775 8 20 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction Auction 01124237
05/04/2013 $14,340 8 80330 Heritage Auctions 2013 May 2 - 4 Vintage Sports Collectible Signat... May 4, 2013 Auction 09060905
04/14/2016 $53,775 8 80160 Heritage Auctions April 14 2016 1933 Goudey PSA Set Registry Catal... Apr 14, 2016 Auction 01124237
03/25/2018 $41,430 8 93 SCP Auctions Spring Premier Auction 2018 Auction 01093390
04/20/2019 $60,000 8 51388 Heritage Auctions 2019 April 18 - 19 Spring Sports Card Catalog Auction Auction 04023892
10/26/2007 $3,884 7 19112 Heritage Auctions 2007 October Signature Sports Collectibles Aucti... Oct 26, 2007 Auction 90470461
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05/13/2017 $4,560 7 80269 Heritage Auctions 2017 May 11 - 13 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction Auction 09027809
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