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    The Iron Horse rides alone...

    1934-39 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 eight decades after his passing to scrap for the scant few available singles.

    Presented is a particularly appealing example thereof, Gehrig's black fountain pen inscription applied to the side panel of an OAL (Harridge) ball of the format that saw the Iron Horse through the end of his historic consecutive games streak, its stamping format supplying the date range of our lot title. The Hall of Fame first baseman's personalized text gathers strength as it proceeds, ending with a late-model signature rating a solid 8/10. The ball itself presents wonderfully, with a few scattered spots of toning on adjacent panels remaining well clear of the inscription, as our catalog imagery should convey. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

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    February
    27th Saturday 10:00 pm CT
    Auction Dates
    February
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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    (Lots 80001-80142) - 10:00 PM Central Time, Saturday, February 27, 2021.
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    Heritage Auctions
    2801 W. Airport Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75261



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