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    True baseball royalty supplies a crown

    Early 1930's Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Cap, MEARS Authentic. Born and bred in the city where he charted his path to baseball immortality, Henry Louis Gehrig was not only one of the greatest players ever to wear a Major League uniform, but one of the greatest men as well. Everything that the true baseball fan loves about the sport, and those lost merits we lament in this modern age of cheats and prima donnas, were embodied in Gehrig's quiet strength, and epitomized in the bravery of his famous farewell as he stared down the barrel of his own mortality.

    That 1939 ceremony in which Gehrig's sturdy number "4" was retired from the Yankee wardrobe could be considered the groundbreaking ceremony of the official team pantheon enshrined within Monument Park, establishing a standard for excellence all but impossible to match.

    Gehrig's unparalleled blend of character and achievement has understandably propelled demand for all memorabilia bearing his name or touch to the peak of desirability, and nowhere is this more evident than in the market for his game used gear. Despite an attendance record bested only a single time in baseball history, the availability of Gehrig uniform pieces trails demand by a gulf far too wide to measure.

    Presented is one of the very finest examples of a Lou Gehrig game worn cap ever to surface in the collecting hobby, a spectacularly preserved representation that exhibits all the durability of its famous original owner. Short of the vintage amber glow assumed over decades of aging by the classic "NY" logo on the peak, the cap is virtually unchanged from its faithful service to the Iron Horse, the visor remaining uncracked and still bent into the slight arch created by Gehrig himself. The interior leather headband is likewise free of the damage so often encountered in caps of this vintage, with a perfect "Spalding" manufacturer's logo sewn beside an embroidered "7 1/8 L. Gehrig" identifier that perfectly matches period exemplars. LOA from MEARS, Authentic. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
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