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Gehrig Cards Attract Dollars

It seemed unconscionable at the time.  Lou Gehrig, baseball’s greatest player, was suddenly very ordinary.  No one knew he was beginning to be ravaged by the ALS that would claim his life in just two years but on April 29, 1939, there was one last glimpse of the original Iron Man when he rapped a base hit off Washington Senators’ pitcher Ken Chase on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

It was his 2,721st –and last—base hit.

The man once thought to be a shoo-in for 3,000 hits—knew he was struggling, though.  He went hitless in one final game on April 30 and benched himself, never to play again.

Gehrig is still an icon in the game and to collectors.

In honor of Gehrig’s number, here are 4 major sales of individual baseball cards featuring the Yankees’ beloved Hall of Famer:

1934 Goudey #37 SGC 98 $125,332 (sold by SCP Auctions, August 2013)

 1933 DeLong Gum PSA 8, $45,410 (sold by Memory Lane, January 2015)

1925 Exhibit (Autographed) PSA 8  $35,850 (sold by Heritage Auctions, February 2015)

 

1933 Goudey #92 SGC 96, $35,850 (sold by Heritage Auctions, May 2012)

Below are the ‘most watched’ Lou Gehrig cards currently at auction on eBay.

1934 GOUDEY LOU GEHRIG #61 NEW YORK YANKEES GREAT PSA 3 NICELY CENTERED
23 bids - Price: $819.00 - Watchers: 70
Item #382570288547
1933 GOUDEY #92 LOU GEHRIG PSA 3
19 bids - Price: $1,375.00 - Watchers: 49
Item #401604681089
1933 Goudey Gum Baseball Card #92 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees ORIGINAL (2)
15 bids - Price: $335.00 - Watchers: 38
Item #392126202132
Lou Gehrig HOF 1934 Butterfinger Premiums R310 - Fair
9 bids - Price: $100.89 - Watchers: 27
Item #132789244666
1933 Goudey LOU GEHRIG #92... Great CONDITION AND AUTHENTIC
14 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 19
Item #192662611385
2009 Topps Triple Threads Lou Gehrig HOF New York Yankees Pinstripe Jersey 13/36
17 bids - Price: $102.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #283175063588
Lou Gehrig 2016 Panini Prime Cuts Timeline Triple Bat Jersey Yankees #TS-LG 2/3
9 bids - Price: $53.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #362440198844
2010 Topps Sterling Lou Gehrig New York Yankees Multi Game Used Jersey 19/25
11 bids - Price: $89.00 - Watchers: 18
Item #362439905779
LOU GEHRIG GAME USED BAT RELIC!!! 2001 TOPPS TRIBUTE #RB-LG HOF NEW YORK YANKEES
4 bids - Price: $23.50 - Watchers: 15
Item #173552761498
1926 - 1929 Exhibits Postcard Back Portrait Lou Gehrig PSA VG-EX 4 Yankees
0 bids - Price: $1,499.00 - Watchers: 15
Item #202443977287
LOU GEHRIG 6 of 10 2009 Topps Sterling 4 Game Used Jersey Pieces
1 bids - Price: $99.99 - Watchers: 12
Item #113256240516
1976 Topps #341 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees All Time All-Star HOF PSA 9 MINT
5 bids - Price: $17.50 - Watchers: 12
Item #362438601790
1938 Exhibits 4 On 1 Lou Gehrig Joe DiMaggio Bill Dickey Gomez Yankees PSA 3 VG
0 bids - Price: $799.00 - Watchers: 11
Item #362440279610
1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #37 - SGC 40/3 VG - Hall of Fame - 2x MVP
0 bids - Price: $2,279.00 - Watchers: 9
Item #323452319885
2018 Diamond Kings Lou Gehrig DK Materials Holo Game Used Yankee Jersey # 3 /7 !
2 bids - Price: $51.11 - Watchers: 8
Item #202446119633
1961 Topps Set Break #405 Lou Gehrig Streak VG-VGEX
3 bids - Price: $2.51 - Watchers: 7
Item #382567409643
1934 GOUDEY # 61 LOU GEHRIG ROOKIE CARD HOF!
0 bids - Price: $6.99 - Watchers: 6
Item #232935759767
1961 Golden Press #16 Lou Gehrig Yankees PSA 8 *686893
7 bids - Price: $13.50 - Watchers: 6
Item #332817063495
Old Lou Gehrig Baseball Card Selling As rp st #494
1 bids - Price: $14.99 - Watchers: 5
Item #192663516642
Lou Gehrig, Charlie’s Bar & Grill, Free Drink Card
4 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 5
Item #232933975728