Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1927-28 Lou Gehrig Checkbook with Handwritten Notes from The Lou Gehrig Collection.

    UPDATE: This lot includes a letter of provenance from the consignor.

    A few hundred words in Gehrig's unmistakable script are the primary appeal here, the text representing either addresses of friends and acquaintances or a record-keeping of the checks issued by the Hall of Fame slugger. One stub entry reads, "Harlander & Gehrig," forming a partial autograph. One large ($6830.33) entry is identified as being for "House," almost certainly relating to the New Rochelle property Gehrig purchased during his World Championship and MVP season of 1927. Most writing is in ink, with a small percentage in pencil, all 8/10 or better. Eleven pages have Gehrig's writing, including the inside cover (first notation here is in another hand). There are several unused checks here as well. A fascinating peek into the finances of New York sports royalty. Leatherbound booklet measures 3x7" closed. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Letter of provenance from consignor.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 25
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,002

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 24, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 9 days left to consign to the 2021 June 17 Sports Monthly Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am regarding the sale of my hockey jersey. You were great to work with, you answered all my phone calls and e-mails in a prompt manner, and you did a great job marketing the jersey.
    Fairmouth, ME
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search