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jmb
02-10-2016, 08:23 PM
Perhaps there is a simple explanation or I am overlooking something. But on the reverse of the card it says that Gehrig had won 2 AL MVP awards. He won in both 1927 and 1936. Don't even get me started on his 5th place finish in MVP voting in 1934 when he won the Triple Crown.

My question is if he won in 27 and 36 how come they put that he had won it twice on a card printed in 1933 ?

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sbfinley
02-10-2016, 08:33 PM
The Sporting News awarded an MVP award to someone in each league until WW2 and it was recognized as a major award/accomplishment. Might be referring to that if he won any (which I don't know off the top of my head if he did or not.)

vtgmsc
02-10-2016, 09:36 PM
The main precursor to the MVP award was called "The League Award" given in 1922-1929.

Gehrig won this award in 1927.

As Steve pointed out above, he also won the Sporting News version in 1931.

It appears the 1933 Goudey was referring to these 2 awards that Lou had won.

Mike

Leon
02-10-2016, 09:38 PM
btw, great looking card. Exactly the type I collect :)

Perhaps there is a simple explanation or I am overlooking something. But on the reverse of the card it says that Gehrig had won 2 AL MVP awards. He won in both 1927 and 1936. Don't even get me started on his 5th place finish in MVP voting in 1934 when he won the Triple Crown.

My question is if he won in 27 and 36 how come they put that he had won it twice on a card printed in 1933 ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/SW3packs/1933G%20LG3a_zpsblvoomnj.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/SW3packs/1933G%20LG3b_zpsssrsxlwt.jpg

jmb
02-11-2016, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the info guys. I suspected something like that. He won the Sporting News MVP awards in 1931, 1934 & 1936.