Back Lot Number: 737  

Lot 737
Description: Rare Lou Gehrig auto. typed letter. Dated April 26, 1940 typed letter on New York City Parole Commission stationary of which Gehrig was a member. The letter is addressed to a Mary Vansuch of Cambell,Ohio with the content speaking most appropriately for itself. It reads, "Dear Mrs. Vansuch: My condition, as diagnosed by the Mayo Clinic, is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and may I suggest that in the event that you have had a similar diagnosis that you have your physician contact Dr. I.S. Wechsler, 70 East 83d Street, New York City. With kindest personal regards, Very truly yours, Lou Gehrig". At the time this letter was written Gehrig had only a little over a year and one month to live as the disease ravaged his once Herculean body. Given Gehrig's character and personality it is quite evident from the rarity of post 1939 autographed materials that he would take great effort to sign a document such as the offfered example given the situation of its' recipient. Letter has mailing fold lines and a small tear (with chip) on right edge, signature remains quite bold and rates 7/8 out of 10. This letter was recently discovered not far from where it was originally sent and is being offered for the first time publicly. Wonderful auto. letter with unimproveable content and substantial rarity, accompanied by LOA from James Spence PSA/DNA: Letter: VG, Signature: EX-EX/MT
Sold For: $9,500.00

Estimated Price: ($7,500.00-$10,000.00)