"The Iron Horse" Featured on a Vintage First Base Mitt
The Pride of the Yankees, Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig is portrayed on this vintage baseball glove painted by artist Sean Kane.
- Original acrylic painting on late 1920s-early '30s baseball glove
- First base mitt is approximately 7.5 inches x 8.5 inches
- Displayed in leather-wrapped wood frame, outside dimensions 12 x 13 inches
- Hand-painted portrait and lettering highlighting Gehrig's career
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Yankees Great Lou Gehrig
Gehrig is celebrated with this hand-painted depiction on a mitt from the era in which he helped the Bronx Bombers win six World Series championships.
The Iron Horse's 2130 consecutive games streak is noted as are his 1927 and 1936 MVP seasons.
Gehrig helped lead the Yankees to World Championships in 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937 and 1938, which is hand-lettered on the ribbon under his name.
The buckle-back, paneled mitt is for a left-handed thrower, like Gehrig.
The mitt is from the late '20s - early '30s era.
Pictured below is Gehrig's 1928 R315 baseball card showing him wearing a glove similar in style to the one used for this painting.
The inspirational Gehrig played for the Yankees from 1923 until 1939, when he was forced to retire at age 36 due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Gehrig was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939 after a career that included 493 home runs, 1995 RBIs, and a career .340 batting average. And his fielding percentage at first base was .991, all the more reason to depict him on a mitt!
The frame is made in Italy, angus waxed-leather finish in dutch black. The glove is wire-mounted with a cloth mat. Handsome and classic, ideally complimenting the glove artwork.
Ideal centerpiece for an office or man-cave centerpiece, this baseball keepsake is sure to be a conversation-starter.
Sean Kane's baseball glove art is in the collection of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is part of the "Chasing Dreams" exhibit at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Sean was recognized as “Artist of the Month” by the National Art Museum of Sport. His work has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Phillies and The National Pastime Museum.
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