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As teammates, they were sometimes at odds. But when Babe Ruth attended Yankee Stadium's "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day," Ruth embraced the ailing star like a beloved brother. In this particular photo, he goes one better in showing his sentimental side by caressing Gehrig on the cheek. Indeed, there are numerous variations of shots from the famed "Luckiest Man" event, and this is one of the very best. The Press Association/Wide World photo measures 7" x 9", rates VG condition, and retains its intact paper caption on the reverse. Encapsulated as Type I by PSA/DNA.
1939 Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth On Lou Gehrig Day Original News Service Photo - PSA/DNA Type I
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