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Dated 2/8/38, Wide World's paper caption contains an eerily prescient last line, in light of the then-unknown neurological disease that would soon curtail Gehrig's career: "Labor, represented by Lou Gehrig (left) and Capital, represented by Colonel Jacob Ruppert, owner of the Yankees, exchanging greetings preparatory to going into a salary huddle in the offices of the Colonel's brewery here Feb. 8. Battering Lou, newly arrived from Hollywood where he made his screen debut in a horse opera, was expected to open negotiations for a 1938 contract request for at least $40,000. He set this price on his services last year and settled for $36,000, plus a $750 bonus. The perennial first baseman, who is facing his thirteenth season of uninterrupted championship play with the Yanks, had a bang-up season last year and is getting around to the realization that his playing days are numbered." Condition of the 7" x 9" photo is EX/MT with minor rippling. Encapsulated as Type I by PSA/DNA.
1938 Lou Gehrig and Col. Ruppert Prepare to Negotiate Final Contract Original News Service Photo - PSA/DNA Type I
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