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Decorative Plate, Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man, Jeff Barson - The Legends of Baseball, Vintage

Decorative Plate, Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man, Jeff Barson - The Legends of Baseball, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Limited Edition Collectible Plate, The Legends of Baseball, Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by Jeff Barson
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Details:  This is a Registered Collector's Plate, #5547A, based on a portrait by artist Jeff Barson and part of The Legends of Baseball plate collection.  "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man" was the second issue in the collection.  It has a thick 22KT gold rim and it's in wonderful condition. NOT FOR FOOD USE.  Great gift for a Gehrig fan, a baseball collector or as decor for a young person's room.
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  8.25 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition. No chips, cracks or scratches. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are not new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.  

Henry Louis Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman.  He played with the New York Yankees for 17 seasons.  He was a great hitter and earned the nickname "The Iron Horse".  He retired at the age of 36, stricken with ALS, a neurological disorder that causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to degenerate and die, he could no longer play.  Today we know ALS as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  The plate commemorates his famous retirement speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, where he said ..."For the past two weeks you have been reading about a bad break. Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.".  He was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame on June 12, 1939.   Lou Gehrig died on June 2, 1941

Jeffrey Barson was born in Utah in 1966. He studied art in Europe and at Utah State University.  He is well known for his theatrical paintings. 

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