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    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.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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