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This 1-of-1 features Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, with uncut film of the most complete recording of United States Postmaster General James Farley's participation in the ceremony. Included are remarks from Farley about Gehrig.

The first-ever NFT of this speech, this is a bonus 1-of-1 token in the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day collection. The collection represents the first New York Sports Hall of Fame NFT offering.

Each of the collection's NFTs feature remarks delivered at the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day event, recorded by the same source. Three other speakers — recently retired Yankees captain Lou Gehrig, Yankees legend Babe Ruth and Yankees manager Joe McCarthy — were inducted into the New York Sports Hall of Fame between 1989 and 1991.

In this NFT, Gehrig appears with Farley. Also shown on the field are emcee Sid Mercer, New York Yankees and Washington Senators players and members of the Seventh Regiment Band. The Gehrig ceremonies were held before the second game of a Senators-Yankees doubleheader.

Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day was held to honor Gehrig, who was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The rare and incurable disease became known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

At the time of the ceremony, Farley was simultaneously United States Postmaster General, chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee and chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In the latter role, he directed Franklin Roosevelt's successful presidential runs in 1932 and 1936.

A Greater New York native, Farley had previously served as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. He traces his political rise to baseball.

In 1940, Associated Press reported of Farley, "He might even be called the No. 1 fan, as there probably is no other national figure approaching his prominence who has been as loyal in attendance at games through the years... This interest, he explained, dates back to the days when he was a tall, lanky first baseman with the Haverstraw and Grassy Point, N.Y., semi-pro teams."

In his 1938 book "Behind the Ballots: A Personal History of a Politician," Farley writes of his transition from his playing days with the Grassy Point Alphas to the start of his political career as the elected town clerk of Stony Point, New York. Grassy Point lies within Stony Point.

"Playing first base for the Alphas baseball team had given me some reputation, and, with that as a foundation, I started out to become personally acquainted with as many voters as I could in the town," Farley remembered. "Baseball had given me a modest start. It was a good beginning, and it whetted my appetite for more."

In its treasured archives, the New York Sports Hall of Fame has rights to the film in this NFT and thousands of other historical pieces of content.

This historic Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day collection includes a 1-of-1 of uncut film of the iconic “Luckiest Man” speech by New York Yankees captain Lou Gehrig. History's first NFT of the Gehrig speech, the token features the longest single-source film recording of the address.

The speech was delivered July 4, 1939, at Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. At the time, Gehrig was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the rare and incurable disease that became known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

These are the first New York Sports Hall of Fame NFTs. The collection features three 1-of-1 tokens of remarks delivered at the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day ceremony. All three speakers — Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Yankees manager Joe McCarthy — were inducted into the New York Sports Hall of Fame between 1989 and 1991.

Gehrig was voted into the Hall in 1989 for professional baseball and two years later for college baseball. He was born, raised and educated in New York City.

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James Farley Speech | The Historic 1-of-1 NFT

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This 1-of-1 features Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, with uncut film of the most complete recording of United States Postmaster General James Farley's participation in the ceremony. Included are remarks from Farley about Gehrig.

The first-ever NFT of this speech, this is a bonus 1-of-1 token in the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day collection. The collection represents the first New York Sports Hall of Fame NFT offering.

Each of the collection's NFTs feature remarks delivered at the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day event, recorded by the same source. Three other speakers — recently retired Yankees captain Lou Gehrig, Yankees legend Babe Ruth and Yankees manager Joe McCarthy — were inducted into the New York Sports Hall of Fame between 1989 and 1991.

In this NFT, Gehrig appears with Farley. Also shown on the field are emcee Sid Mercer, New York Yankees and Washington Senators players and members of the Seventh Regiment Band. The Gehrig ceremonies were held before the second game of a Senators-Yankees doubleheader.

Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day was held to honor Gehrig, who was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The rare and incurable disease became known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

At the time of the ceremony, Farley was simultaneously United States Postmaster General, chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee and chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In the latter role, he directed Franklin Roosevelt's successful presidential runs in 1932 and 1936.

A Greater New York native, Farley had previously served as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission. He traces his political rise to baseball.

In 1940, Associated Press reported of Farley, "He might even be called the No. 1 fan, as there probably is no other national figure approaching his prominence who has been as loyal in attendance at games through the years... This interest, he explained, dates back to the days when he was a tall, lanky first baseman with the Haverstraw and Grassy Point, N.Y., semi-pro teams."

In his 1938 book "Behind the Ballots: A Personal History of a Politician," Farley writes of his transition from his playing days with the Grassy Point Alphas to the start of his political career as the elected town clerk of Stony Point, New York. Grassy Point lies within Stony Point.

"Playing first base for the Alphas baseball team had given me some reputation, and, with that as a foundation, I started out to become personally acquainted with as many voters as I could in the town," Farley remembered. "Baseball had given me a modest start. It was a good beginning, and it whetted my appetite for more."

In its treasured archives, the New York Sports Hall of Fame has rights to the film in this NFT and thousands of other historical pieces of content.

This historic Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day collection includes a 1-of-1 of uncut film of the iconic “Luckiest Man” speech by New York Yankees captain Lou Gehrig. History's first NFT of the Gehrig speech, the token features the longest single-source film recording of the address.

The speech was delivered July 4, 1939, at Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. At the time, Gehrig was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the rare and incurable disease that became known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

These are the first New York Sports Hall of Fame NFTs. The collection features three 1-of-1 tokens of remarks delivered at the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day ceremony. All three speakers — Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Yankees manager Joe McCarthy — were inducted into the New York Sports Hall of Fame between 1989 and 1991.

Gehrig was voted into the Hall in 1989 for professional baseball and two years later for college baseball. He was born, raised and educated in New York City.

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