John Kieran Speech | The Historic 1-of-1 NFT
Last updated: October 18th, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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.