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Charley Gehringer, Detroit Tigers, from the Big League Chewing Gum series (R320) for the Goudey Gum Company

Publisher:
Goudey Gum Company
Date:
1934
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
Burdick 325, R320.23
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773
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)
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