That signed Charles Conlon photo of Lou Gehrig, one taken at the same time as his 1933 Goudey baseball card photo was snapped, sold for $122,713 early Sunday morning as SCP Auctions wrapped up the sale of a monumental collection of Yankees memorabilia.
The “Pinstripe Dynasty Collection” was a special auction featuring dozens of valuable items collected over many years by an avid Yankees fan. Bidding on the Gehrig photo vaulted more than $100,000 in the final 48 hours. The 8×10 Type I image is very similar, but not identical to the photo used to create Gehrig’s two cards in the popular Goudey set.
The auction included numerous team-signed championship baseballs including one signed by the franchise’s first World Series championship team in 1923. It included Babe Ruth’s signature on a side panel and sold for $62,968.
Other autographed balls included those from 1928 ($32,270); 1927 ($27,584), 1932 ($26,701) and 1934 ($24,450).
A panoramic photo of the 1952 team, with 31 autographs including a young Mickey Mantle, netted $51,977 while Moose Skowron’s 1958 World Series ring fetched $33,378 and a late 1920s era Bill Dickey cap brought $22,396.
Complete results are here.
The recent auction of Babe Ruth and other Yankees-oriented memorabilia conducted by Hunt Auctions took in $10 million, including the $5 million+ paid for one of his game jerseys.
Items consigned by the Ruth family including the signed photo to Ruth from Lou Gehrig netted about $2.2 million.
Two jerseys from Game 1 of the NBA Finals recently sold for over $100,000 combined through NBA Auctions.
Toronto may have won the championship, but at least in this case, Golden State took bragging rights when Steph Curry’s shirt topped Kawhi Leonard’s by $520. Curry’s blue Warriors jersey, worn as he became the first player in history to make 100 three-pointers in the Finals, sold for $50,620, a bit better than the $50,100 paid for the first ’19 Finals jersey donned by the eventual MVP.
Jerseys worn in Game 3 are now up for bid on the NBA’s auction website.
A 1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Dave Keon topped bidding in Classic Auctions’ Spring catalog, which wrapped up late last week. Keon won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie that season.
A 1996 Wayne Gretzky World Cup of Hockey Team Canada captain’s jersey netted $36,563 while a PSA 9 1979-80 OPC Gretzky rookie card soared to $27,469.
The auction included 1,150 lots with total proceeds topping $1.1 million.