2004 Fleer Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig "Check Mates" Signed 1/1...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
Description2004 Fleer Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig "Check Mates" Signed 1/1 Insert Card. One-of-a-kind creation by Fleer was issued the year that "The Curse of the Bambino" finally ended, serving as a balm for the scars left by an unprecedented Yankees meltdown in that year's American League Championship Series. The greatest slugging tandem in the sport's history is celebrated in this unique release, featuring cut signatures (presumably from signed checks) showcased in each half of the "booklet" style insert. Each black fountain pen signature rates about an 8/10, while the card itself presents in NRMT condition.
Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.
Signature Internet Extended Bid: These Auctions are presented via catalog and online. Bidding is taken through our website or via phone. There are two phases of bidding during this type of auction: 1) Normal bidding: Bids are taken up until 10 PM CT the night the auction closes. 2) 30 Minute Ending: On a lot-by-lot basis, starting at 10:00 PM CT, any person who has bid on the lot previously may continue to bid on that lot until there are no more bids for 30 minutes. For example, if you bid on a lot during Normal Bidding, you could participate during Extended Bidding for that lot, but not on lots you did not bid on previously. If a bid was placed at 10:15, the new end time for that lot would become 10:45. If no other bids were placed before 10:45, the lot would close. If you are the high bidder on a lot, changing your bid will not extend the bidding during the 30 Minute Ending phase (only a bid from another bidder will extend bidding). If you are the only bidder at 10 PM, you will automatically win the lot at 10:30. Important: After normal bidding ends, you must be signed-on to the Heritage site to see the bidding option on lots where you qualify for extended bidding.