SCP Auctions, a leader in auctions and private sales of important sports memorabilia and cards, has purchased at auction a Lou Gehrig 1938 New York Yankees game- worn road jersey for $329,000 on behalf of a private buyer. The jersey was worn by the Yankees captain and future Hall of Fame first baseman during his last full season in baseball. Only four Gehrig jerseys, including this one, are currently listed in the MEARS census. Known as “The Iron Horse” for his durability, Gehrig played his entire 17-year career for the Yankees (1923–1939), holding the record for most career grand slams (23). Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games, the streak ending only when Gehrig became disabled by the fatal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that claimed his life two years later.
“This piece is hall-of- fame caliber and we are proud to have been a part of the purchase on behalf of our client,” said David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions.
SCP Auctions, Inc. has been a leader in brokering and auctions of important sports memorabilia and cards since 1979. The Southern California based firm conducts online auctions 3 times a year. SCP Auctions has handled some of the most significant individual items and prominent collections in their field, such as the record-setting sale of Babe Ruth’s bat used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium ($1.265 million), the original 1919 Contract of Sale of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees ($996,000), and the estate collections of Hall of Famers such as Honus Wagner, Tony Lazzeri, Bob Cousy, Wilt Chamberlain, Casey Stengel, Pee Wee Reese, and Ernie Banks.
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