MastroNet Winter 2004
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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA, with just four copies in the industry graded higher. This exceptional card showcases the deco-style rendition of its subject Hall of Famer in delightful, top-quality fashion. Every detail of the cardfront's design, from shadowing subtleties in Gehringer's face to a fully resolved, silhouette basepath scene in the bright-orange background, are seen here with sparkling clarity. (Of course, Lou Gehrig's likeness in the lower-edge border adds its own physically small but emotionally significant measure of period appeal.) The card stock has escaped the effects of toning and aging so often apparent on Goudey examples, and has survived to deliver commendable whiteness and purity in the borders and on its reverse. Centering is just a hair toward the left, and all four of the card's corners are nicely formed. Pleasing Near Mint to Mint condition.
1934 Goudey #23 Charley Gehringer
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