VintageSports.com is pleased to offer this framed photographic vintage print of Yankee’s favorite, Lou Gehrig that reflects everything that is great in American sport. The Iron Horse as he was known, spent his entire career at the New York Yankees. Can anyone watch Gehrig’s farewell speech, captured in this wonderful photographic print without genuine astonishment? "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans."So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."
His career was equally incredible. 7 All Star appearances, World Series Champion 6 times and the most consecutive games played 2,130, (a record that stood for 56 years). Gehrig's consecutive game streak ended on May 2, 1939, when he announced he had an incurable neuromuscular illness now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. In 1939, Lou was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame- the same year he became the first player to have his number retired by his team.
Hand framed with 100% natural wood by our family of local artisans in Pelham Alabama, this high-quality frame is professionally finished with custom cut museum grade matting to ensure perfect proportions. Backed with kraft paper, our frames also come with hooks and wire preinstalled. This work of art is ready to be installed immediately and comes as a finished frame size of 20.5x17.5x1 inches.