Trade cards from the "Big League Chewing Gum" series (R320), part of a 96-card set issued in 1934 by Goudey Gum Company.
Inscription: Printed text along upper edge of card: CHARLEY GEHRINGER Printed text along lower edge: Lou Gehrig says... Printed text on verso: - No. 23 - 1934 Series -/ CHARLEY GEHRINGER/ DETROIT TIGERS/ "Take a combination of a fine fielder, a depend-/able hitter and a good base-runner and you have/ the makings of a star baseball player. That's/ Charley Gehringer of the Detroit Tigers, Michi-/gan born, Michigan bred and a Michigan baseball/ hero. In 1933 he was the best batting second base-/man in the American League with an average/ of .325./ "He is 31 years old, stands 5 feet, 11 inches high/ and weighs 180 pounds. He bats left-handed, but/ throws right-handed. He began his professional career with the Tigers in 1925, virtually right out/ of college, and has held down the second base/ sack ever since."/ 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]
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)