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    Photo-matched to 1,900th game of streak, Opening Game of 1937 World Series!

    1937 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Uniform Pants. It was the last great season of the Iron Horse's remarkable career, the third and final campaign in which he led the American League with a 1.116 OPS (On Base Plus Slugging), the most practical measure of a player's offensive effectiveness. Only Charlie Gehringer topped Gehrig's .351 batting average, and the Yankee first baseman's home run (37) and RBI (158) totals ranked third in the Junior Circuit. His contributions would help power the Bronx Bombers to the pennant by a gaping thirteen-game margin and set the stage for a four games to one Subway Series victory over the New York Giants, the second in a four-year World Championship reign.

    Veteran uniform collectors are well aware that Major League players of this era were issued two home and two road uniforms each season, and this heavy pinstriped flannel garment exhibits the solid wear one would expect from the game's most dependable employee. Scattered holes and staining throughout the surface are likely due to a mixture of rough-and-tumble action and moth damage, but the larger issues are confined to the rear of the pants, with the front still retaining fine aesthetics for display. Red chainstitching at interior waistband has faded to a vintage pink "L. Gehrig," with a faded handwritten number "4" just below. The "Spalding" manufacturer's label appears to the right. Interior button path supplies an embroidered "37" to indicate vintage. A few other scattered handwritten notations appear to be laundry coding of some form. An ancient dry cleaning tag remains affixed inside.

    Further attribution to the first man honored in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park appears in period photography, the unique pattern of pinstripes at the belt loops matching Corbis images of Gehrig honored for extending his famous consecutive games streak to 1,900 games (search www.corbisimages.com for U404662ACME), and posing with Joe DiMaggio and Mel Ott before the first game of the 1937 World Series (U414024ACME).

    Heritage has been fortunate for the opportunity to present three Gehrig game worn jerseys at auction in our history, each commanding a final price north of half a million dollars. With each of these offerings unlikely to resurface in the hobby any time soon, the next opportunity to own genuine Gehrig flannel may be a long time in coming. LOA from Heritage Auctions.







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    Jul-Aug, 2014
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