Presented is a stunning collection of (48) New York Yankees signatures on a very distinctive Lou Gehrig lithograph. The lithograph measures 16x34 overall, though only 13x33 is visible due to framing. The framed dimension reaches a robust 22-3/4 x 43-1/2." The lithograph features Lou Gehrig in a smiling portrait, surrounded by five other images, many which are the most endearing likenesses in the game's history. One is of Gehrig receiving his trophy from manager Joe McCarthy on July 4, 1939, affectionately known as "Lou Gehrig Day." The other is his heartwarming embrace with Babe Ruth on that same day. (45) Yankee legendary players signed the litho, most in blue or black ink, but a handful signed with Sharpie. The majority of signatures are boldly signed, averaging ("8-9") with a few lesser. The key players, most of whom have won World Series titles in pinstripes, include: DiMaggio ("6", signature is somewhat obscured by the Gehrig/McCarthy image), Mantle ("9"), Boggs, Martin ("8"), Ford, Slaughter, Winfield, Gossage, Hunter ("8"), R. Jackson, Berra, P. Niekro, Bauer, Henrich, Rizzuto, Murcer, Randolph, Mattingly, Pepitone, Rivers, Dent, Skowron, Kubek, Larsen, John, Guidry, Richardson, Blanchard and Steinbrenner. This is a tremendous display piece encompassing nine decades of Yankee tradition and is sure to be one of the highlights of any collection. Full photo LOA from James Spence Authentication. For more details, please visit our website.
Signatures are: Joe DiMaggio ("6", signature is somewhat obscured by the Gehrig/McCarthy image), Mickey Mantle ("9", d.1995), Wade Boggs, Billy Martin ("8", d.1989), Enos Slaughter (d.2002), Whitey Ford, Graig Nettles, Tom Tresh, Sparky Lyle, Dave Winfield, Goose Gossage, Jim "Catfish" Hunter ("8", d.1999), Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, Phil Niekro, Hank Bauer (d.2007), Tommy Henrich (d.2009), Phil Rizzuto (d.2007), Bobby Murcer (d.2008), Willie Randolph, Don Mattingly, Joe Pepitone, Mickey Rivers, Bucky Dent, Bill "Moose" Skowron, Tony Kubek, Don Larsen, Tommy John, Ron Guidry, Hank Bauer, Bobby Richardson, Johnny Blanchard (d. 2009), George Steinbrenner (d.2010), Lou Piniella, Bobby Brown, Andy Carey, Gene Michael, Elliott Maddox, Pat Kelly, Buck Showalter, Steve Sax, Mike Ferraro, Clete Boyer, Jake Gibbs (twice), Rick Rhoden, Hector Lopez and Jason Giambi. In addition, there is the signature of Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm, who appears but never did play for the Yankees.