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    The Pride of the Yankees (RKO, R-1949). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This classic biopic tells the story of the short but remarkable life of baseball great Lou Gehrig, the NY Yankee first baseman that earned the nickname "The Iron Horse" for his endurance and reliability. After meeting the love of his life (Teresa Wright), Gehrig is struck down with an incurable (and ultimately fatal) neurological condition and forced to retire from the game. This is the 1949 reissue poster that features Babe Ruth in the image, which is often preferred by collectors. The poster has had touchup to the folds, a tear in the left border (still slightly visible), and a small hole in the top border at the vertical fold. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2016
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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