Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Cap. Both literally and figuratively the crowning finale of the full Tour of Japan uniform listed in the preceding lot, this deep navy cap represents the first known survivor from the famed 1934 Tour. It joins just two other Gehrig hats, both Yankee models, to have been placed upon the hobby's auction block in the past dozen years, the scarcest of all Gehrig uniform components.

    While modern Major League caps are maddeningly indistinguishable from those available to the general populace, such was not the case in the pre-war era, and certainly not for this historic barnstorming excursion. As if the provenance of its pairing with Gehrig's jersey and pants from the Tour were not enough, the interior leather headband is artfully embroidered "7 1/8 L. Gehrig." A patriotic white and red embroidered "US" appears above the visor, with a red button at the peak. The cardboard interior of the brim has stiffened with age but remains unbroken, as could be reported of the interior headband. Only a small scattering of moth holes at front must be noted as liabilities, discounting the apparent light sweat staining of the interior. A truly marvelous relic from the final days of the Ruth/Gehrig age. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    4th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 4,036

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976

    Learn about consigning with us

    From the outset and my initial contact with you at Heritage I have been treated courteously. You have taken extra care in assuring me that the experience would be a positive one.
    Samuel Finz,
    Philomont, VA
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 18 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2019 July 18 - 20 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $8,337,306