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    Early 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. Here we supply an imperfect but perfectly respectable specimen for the collector typically priced out of the Gehrig single market, rating 2/10 and 3/10 for the baseball and autograph respectively on the PSA/DNA grading scale. Gehrig's side panel inscription reads "To Ballard Jr., Best Wishes, Lou Gehrig" in black fountain pen ink. Red and blue stitched OAL (Barnard) ball is deeply toned. A fine, vintage relic missing from most single signed baseball collections. Full Grading LOA from PSA/DNA, Good+ 2.5. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.



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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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