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Al Demaree pitched for the N.Y. Giants from 1912-1914 and 1917-1918, winning 80 career games with 14 shutouts and two pennants. Later becoming a sports cartoonist, he was featured in "The Sporting News" for over 30 years. This 1934 Demaree die-cut card, known as an R304, is #9 in the set and pictures Lou Gehrig. Native New Yorker Gehrig was the quintessential Yankee, the greatest first baseman of all time. With a lifetime batting average of .340 and 493 homers (10 in the World Series), he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939. Tragically, he died only two years later at the age of 38 from the disease that would eventually bear his name, "Lou Gehrig's disease" (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The card is meant to be folded under and stood up on a flat surface. The card measures 6-15/32" x 1-21/32" and is in at least EX-MT++ condition, with very light wear on the folds, some very light creasing above the first fold, great edges and corners, and very clean overall. One of the rarest cards in the world, this is the only example of this Gehrig card from this set that we or many other major card dealers have ever seen!
1934 R304 Demaree Die-Cut Lou Gehrig #9 Card (Extremely Rare)
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Auction closed on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
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