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Presented is a Lou Gehrig signed copy of "I Can't Get to First Base with You" Lou Gehrig Sheet Music. This scarce offering is one of only three other examples known to exist. This particular copy is easily the best-known example. The beautiful fountain-tip-pen signature has been graded Mint 9 by PSA/DNA. These long attractive pen strokes loop into Gehrig’s easily recognizable autograph. The ink flow is uniform without pooling and the letter forms are tight, no skips, tremors or errant marks. It is a nearly impossible task to find better examples of Lou Gehrig signatures than this offering.

In 1935, Lou's wife, Eleanor, joined forces with noted songwriter Fred Fisher to compose this tribute to the Hall of Fame Yankee. Gehrig is pictured in a great oversized image on the cover smoking a cigarette with a photograph of Eleanor inset. The lyrics begin “I’ve sacrificed and bunted my heart,” and the chorus ends with: “The game is over, there’s nothing else we can do/I can’t get to first base with you.” but remarkably, there is not a single mention of Gehrig or the Yankees. There is no information available about whether or not the song was popular, but this signed copy of the original sheet music is sure to be a hit in any collection! Authentication by PSA/DNA, graded MINT 9 by PSA/DNA

1935 Lou Gehrig Signed "I Cant Get to First Base with You" Sheet Music (PSA/DNA LOA) (Auto Grade 9)
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,131.53
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Monday, March 25, 2019.
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