'You're outta here!' Lou Gehrig's Yankees jersey set to fly out of auction



2015-06-26 12:20:05

'You're outta here!' Lou Gehrig's Yankees jersey set to fly out of auction

Iron Horse's baseball jersey is expected to make $100,000 at Robert Edward Auctions

Lou Gehrig's bat and New York Yankees "road" jersey from his last full season are two of the key lots at Robert Edward Auctions' online spring sale.

The Yankees were Word Series champions in 1938 and it is very possible that Gehrig wore the jersey in his final World Series game.

No more than half a dozen game-used Gehrig jerseys are believed to exist today, one of which resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The jersey carries a reserve of $50,000 and is expected to achieve in excess of $100,000.

Lou Gehrig was nicknamed the Iron Horse for his durability during a 16 year career and his circa 1927 bat has stood the test of time. This is a rare bat that was a personal gift from Gehrig to his next-door neighbour in New Rochelle, New York.

 Gehrig retains the record for most career grand slams

All Lou Gehrig game-used bats are highly prized by collectors. It has a reserve of $25,000 and is expected to sell for more than $50,000.

Robert Edwards is famed for its baseball sales and its spring auction features numerous other highlights for investors, including an array of baseball cards and signed player contracts.

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