Sports Collectors Daily

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 Set Break # 37 Lou Gehrig PSA 5 EX
38 bids - Price: $2,226.00 - Watchers: 77
Item #312367087516
1934 Goudey Set Break # 61 Lou Gehrig PSA 5 EX
37 bids - Price: $1,075.00 - Watchers: 59
Item #382666488081
1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 PSA 3 VG (PWCC)
22 bids - Price: $1,750.00 - Watchers: 58
Item #143044690136
1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #61 PSA 2 GD (PWCC)
17 bids - Price: $1,360.00 - Watchers: 56
Item #401653349411
1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #92 SGC 5 EX (PWCC)
29 bids - Price: $2,297.00 - Watchers: 55
Item #143044690135
2004 Leaf Limited Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig Lumberjacks Dual Jersey 25/25
33 bids - Price: $173.50 - Watchers: 31
Item #352544191545
1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig #160 SGC 2 Good 30
17 bids - Price: $760.00 - Watchers: 24
Item #173685474303
2009 Topps Sterling Lou Gehrig Jersey Bat 4/10
9 bids - Price: $91.00 - Watchers: 22
Item #352544198563
2018 National Treasures Lou Gehrig 4x Jersey Booklet #25/25 NM-MT OR BETTER
23 bids - Price: $112.50 - Watchers: 16
Item #382660863323
Helmar Imperial Cabinet #92 Lou GEHRIG New York Yankees
6 bids - Price: $63.35 - Watchers: 15
Item #113423205025
LOU GEHRIG GAME USED BAT RELIC!!! 2002 TOPPS TRIBUTE # MIM-LG HOF YANKEES!!! SP
6 bids - Price: $19.38 - Watchers: 14
Item #173690462327
1950 Callahan Lou Gehrig HOF New York Yankees PSA 8 NM-MT
9 bids - Price: $34.00 - Watchers: 13
Item #372531125362
Banty Red Murderers Row 1927 LOU GEHRIG, New York Yankees -LOT X21
3 bids - Price: $23.50 - Watchers: 11
Item #312365448624
2018 National Treasures Lou Gehrig Game Used Pinstripe Patch #24/25 Booklet
2 bids - Price: $42.00 - Watchers: 10
Item #332941214597
1936 EXHIBIT SUPPLY 4 on 1 New York Yankees LOU GEHRIG
0 bids - Price: $9.44 - Watchers: 9
Item #143052389320
2018 Panini Flawless Lou Gehrig #4 Base Diamond Card #/20 Encased
24 bids - Price: $83.00 - Watchers: 9
Item #392191808610
2017 National Treasures Baseball Game-Used Material Jersey Lou Gehrig 1/3(L)
3 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 8
Item #153305507603
2004 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS LOU GEHRIG AUTO WITH JERSEY,PANTS,BAT RELIC 1/1 GREAT
0 bids - Price: $7,999.95 - Watchers: 7
Item #273606848344
LOU GEHRIG BABE RUTH Signed 1927 Yankees Team Baseball Card READ LISTING
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 6
Item #312368728898
1961 Topps Baseball Card #405 Lou Gehrig Benched New York Yankees
0 bids - Price: $2.75 - Watchers: 4
Item #302962111738