Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees, from the Big League Chewing Gum series (R320) for the Goudey Gum Company

Goudey Gum Company (American, Boston, Massachusetts)

Commercial lithograph
Sheet: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
Burdick 325, R320.61
  • Description

    Trade cards from the "Big League Chewing Gum" series (R320), part of a 96-card set issued in 1934 by Goudey Gum Company.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Printed text along upper edge of card: LOU GEHRIG
    Printed text along lower edge: Lou Gehrig says...
    Printed text on verso: No. 61/ 1934/ Series/ LOU GEHRIG/ NEW YORK YANKEES/ "I would like every boy to be a member of the/ Knot Hole League of America because this/ League can help you to become a better ball/ player. It also makes it possible for boys to get/ base balls, gloves and uniforms without cost and/ I know that boys who have these things take/ more interest in the game and, therefore, become/ better players. I will gladly write and answer any questions about the game that a member of the/ Knot Hole League of America write me about./ Send your letters to me care of Knot Hole League/ of America, 52 Everett St., Allston, Mass."/ Lou Gehrig/ By arrangement with Christy Walsh/ This is one of the 1934 Series of pictures of Big/ League Baseball Stars. Collect the entire series./ BIG LEAGUE/ CHEWING GUM/ GOUDEY GUM CO. BOSTON/ Made by the originators of/ INDIAN GUM/ [Goudey copyright symbol 1933]

  • Provenance

    Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History