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Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig made his memorable farewell speech to a packed Yankee Stadium house on July 4, 1939. Gehrig began to experience the symptoms of the crippling disease that would bear his name and take his life early in the 1939 season. In front of 60,000 fans and teammates, Gehrig eloquently stated “Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth” and continued “I might have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for!” Capturing this beautiful and poignant moment was artist Steve Sax. Sax’s original 9 x 12-inch pencil sketch illustration on tan drawing paper shows a cartoon-style image of Gehrig in his Yankees’ uniform in front of the microphone with his Yankees’ teammates lined up to the left. The Yankee Stadium scoreboard is in the background. The sky has been colored blue and the grass green with a brown dirt path to the pitchers’ mound. “SAX” is in black on the lower left corner with various artist nots dispersed throughout. This drawing has been matted and framed.

Lou Gehrigs Farewell Speech Original 9x12" Steve Sax Original Pencil Sketch Concept Drawing Framed
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $738.00
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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