Lou Gehrig’s Yankees contract estimated at more than $100,000
Lou Gehrig’s 1924 New York Yankees contract represents his ascension to the major league
Lou Gehrig’s original 1924 rookie contract for the New York Yankees is among the top lots in Heritage Auctions’ July 31 sale of sports memorabilia in Cleveland, valued in excess of $100,000.
Gehrig had made a name for himself as a formidable batsman while playing for the Hartford Senators in Connecticut and left for the major league in 1924.
He would play for the Yankees right up until 1939, when he was diagnosed with ALS – the disease that would kill him two years later.
A cap worn by Gehrig when he achieved his triple crown in 1934 will also feature in the sale.
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