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.

Babe Ruth Jersey, Mickey Mantle Bat, Lou Gehrig Jersey, 2017 Flawless #02/10
12 bids - Price: $227.50 - Watchers: 39
Item #253686789211
New York Yankees Lou Gehrig 1933 Goudey #92 PSA 2 Good centered!
16 bids - Price: $810.00 - Watchers: 36
Item #382490867910
2017 Panini Flawless Emerald Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig Bob Meusel PATCH /5 (PWCC)
19 bids - Price: $204.00 - Watchers: 30
Item #401549601936
2016 FLAWLESS BABE RUTH * LOU GEHRIG * MEUSEL * Game Used Pinstripe Jersey 14/15
14 bids - Price: $110.50 - Watchers: 25
Item #113066314806
2015 Immaculate Collection Dual Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig PATCH /20 #2 BGS 9 (PWCC)
15 bids - Price: $87.00 - Watchers: 23
Item #401549596841
orig. 2000 UPPER DECK LEGENDS LOU GEHRIG N.Y. YANKEES LEGENDARY GAME PANTS CARD
9 bids - Price: $56.00 - Watchers: 17
Item #142808604047
2016 National Treasures Lou Gehrig Joe DiMaggio Hank Greenberg 4x Bat Jersey /25
14 bids - Price: $71.00 - Watchers: 17
Item #382491326636
1960 Fleer Set Break # 28 Lou Gehrig NR-MINT
5 bids - Price: $3.25 - Watchers: 15
Item #132659846245
2017 Flawless LOU GEHRIG GREATS Game-Used SICK PATCH BAT /15 Yankees $$$$
3 bids - Price: $103.50 - Watchers: 13
Item #123180522324
2011 Topps Triple Threads Unity Relics - Lou Gehrig - Game Used Bat 5/9
17 bids - Price: $56.00 - Watchers: 12
Item #273289899928
Lou Gehrig 2008 UD Premier Legendary Remnants 4 Gold 10/10 Gu Jersey Iron Horse
7 bids - Price: $197.50 - Watchers: 12
Item #382490847967
1961 Fleer Set Break # 31 Lou Gehrig NR-MINT
4 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 11
Item #132659879152