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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 rarity and importance of Gehrig singles elevate most available examples beyond the average collector's budget, so we consider this 3/10 specimen a glass half full. The black fountain pen ink signature is applied to the side panel of a "City League" sphere with two-tone stitching that ably mimics Official balls of the era. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Full LOA from SGC.


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