View Full Version : Gehrig Cap Brings $74,750 at All-Star Auction

07-14-2009, 10:12 PM
Apparently the economic issues haven't struck this collector!!

A private collector purchased the featured item in the 2009 All Star Fan Fest Auction Tuesday afternoon, a Lou Gehrig game-worn cap.



*Other items at auction listed within link.*

07-15-2009, 11:52 AM
Some amazing items sold!!!!!

07-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Wow. Nice item.

07-16-2009, 11:46 AM
that is sweet. I wonder what other cool stuff sold.

07-16-2009, 01:26 PM
that is sweet. I wonder what other cool stuff sold.

SCP also purchased a photo signed by Babe Ruth and Gehrig from the Yankee duo's barnstorming days. The rare autographed photo, which sold for $48,300, was of exceptionally strong condition for its age and carried a letter of authenticity from James Spence Authentication.


Another autographed item that proved popular with the live audience and those bidding via telephone was a single-signed Christy Mathewson baseball. Mathewson's death at a relatively young age has made autographed balls bearing his signature very rare. The JSA-authenticated ball in the FanFest sale brought $50,600 against a $20-30,000 pre-sale estimate.

http://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/images/stories/Memorabilia/williamsjersey.jpgA Ted Williams game-worn jersey given to a young Red Sox fan in 1957 entered the hobby for the first time through this auction and sold for $60,950. Other vintage game-used jerseys included a 1949 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers home shirt that sold for $44,850, a 1954 Warren Spahn Braves road flannel that brought $34,500, a 1956 Stan Musial road jersey that sold for $33,350 and even a 1982 Cal Ripken rookie model that ended with a final realized price of $14,850.

Several old game-used bats drew bidding wars including a 1923-25 Ruth model ($46,000), a 1921-31 era Ty Cobb ($43,999) and a 1965-68 Mickey Mantle ($22,959).

Baseball card collectors watched a rare 1954 Wilson Franks Ted Williams (graded SGC 88 NM/MT) soar to $40,250 while a 1933 Goudey Ruth #144 (PSA 8 NM/MT) will cost the winner $18,400.