Lot # 17: 1925 Exhibits Lou Gehrig (HOF RC) - SGC PR 1

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM



Recent auctions have clearly illustrated the rise in popularity of early Exhibit cards in general, with card after card setting record prices within the grade. No exhibit card has generated more interest than the 1925 card of Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig. Once obtainable for a few thousand dollars, the last several years have seen unbelievable price appreciation, first at the lower grades, followed by astronomical increases in the middle grades. Earlier this year, a qualified PSA 6 eclipsed $800,000, and in Love of the Game's Spring, 2021 auction, a PSA 3 (MK) example sold for nearly $200,000. The growth is with good reason: Gehrig is one of the most popular players ever to play, and certainly is one of the all-time greats. His legend has only increased over the years, and values of Gehrig memorabilia in general has begun to take its rightful place among the most valuable of all baseball artifacts. It was, after all, just a few years ago that a Gehrig game-used bat attracted considerable media attention, ultimately selling for the record price of $437,000 in a Love of the Game Auction, at the time one of the highest prices paid for a game-used bat of any player. The bat would certainly be a million-dollar item today. Needless to say, the idea of an "affordable" example of Gehrig's rookie card is becoming an impossibility. Presented here is a true collector-grade example, graded PR 1 by SGC, with heavy creasing, soiling, and overall wear. Corners are well-rounded, the card clearly well-loved by an owner. The image of the Iron Horse remains bold and visible, perhaps the closest one will find to an "affordable" Gehrig rookie in this day and age.

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