[College Yearbook]: The 1923 Columbian

New York: Senior Class of Columbia College, (1923).

Price: $2,500.00

Hardcover. First and only edition. 1923 Columbia College yearbook. Bookplate, light edgewear on the boards and the front hinge weakening, but a sound, very good copy. Initially, Gehrig could not play baseball for Columbia because he had played baseball for a summer professional league during his freshman year, not knowing that doing so jeopardized his eligibility to play collegiate sports. Gehrig was, however, ruled eligible to play on the Lions' football team and was a standout fullback and tackle. He later gained baseball eligibility and joined the Lions on that squad as well. This yearbook features photographs and accounts of his days on the football team during the 1922 season. Gehrig is pictured at least twice and is lauded for his "consistent line-plunging," although his efforts could not prevent the season from being "an unmitigated failure, with few, if any, redeeming qualities." Other notables pictured include the authors Corey Ford and Henry Morton Robinson, and Walter Koppisch, Gehrig's teammate, who was later elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

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[College Yearbook]: The 1923 Columbian. Lou GEHRIG, Albert Y. OLNEY.