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1930's Lou Gehrig Single Signed Baseball....

2013 November 7 - 9 Sports Collectible Catalog Auction - Dallas #7085

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 8, 2013
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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1930's Lou Gehrig Single Signed Baseball. It has been said that for every one hundred Babe Ruth singles, you'll find one solo Lou Gehrig, and even that may be overstating the supply of the latter. After all, Gehrig was quoted as saying, "I'm not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference." Though this is more of an illustration of Gehrig's tremendous modesty than a tongue-in-cheek statement of fact, it is certainly undeniable that Lou just did not receive a fraction of the autograph requests that Ruth did, leaving collectors six decades after his passing to scrap for the scant few available singles.

The Iron Horse got a run at this "Minor League" sphere after a lengthy term of play in the sandlot, but his appearance on a "gamer" seems a fitting tribute to the gritty determination that carried him through the second greatest consecutive games streak in the sport's history. His black fountain pen "Best Wishes, Lou Gehrig" rates a solid 7/10 on the side panel. It appears that a personalization has been removed above the inscription. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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