Lou Gehrig Autograph on a Photo with Babe Ruth Sells for $19,036 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
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Lou Gehrig Autograph
A Lou Gehrig autograph is always in demand, but is second fiddle to a Babe Ruth signature. Lou’s prices are very strong and his autograph is rare due to his untimely death and the fact that there are Lou Gehrig signatures out there that are not signed by him — clubhouse signatures, many forgeries, items signed by Mrs. Gehrig, etc. Here are the Lou Gehrig autograph items that we at NateDSanders.com Auctions have sold:
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Autograph 5″ x 7″ Pre-1928 Photo in Yankee Pinstripes and Wearing Baseball Mitts
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autograph photograph. 5″ x 7″ black and white image depicts the two Yankee greats standing side by side on the baseball field wearing their pinstripe pants. Inscribed by Ruth in brown ink at the upper left, “For Walter from, ‘Babe’ Ruth” beside which Gehrig signs in black ink, “& Lou Gehrig”. Small .25″ tear (with no emulsion loss) at top, not affecting either signature, else fine. A difficult to acquire pairing of legendary signatures on a single photograph. A Babe Ruth signature with the quotation marks around “Babe” typifies his pre-1928 autograph and will sell at a higher value as well. Sold for $19,036.
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Autograph on an Official League Baseball
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig autograph on a baseball. Official League ball signed on the sweet spot with a Babe Ruth autograph in black ink. Additionally signed by fellow “Murderers Row” member, Lou Gehrig on adjacent panel in black ink. Ruth autograph rates PSA 6-7; Gerhrig signature rates PSA 8. Accompanied by PSA/DNA letter of authenticity certifying that the Babe Ruth autograph and the Lou Gehrig autographs are authentic. An exceptional signed ball and a must-have for Yankees collectors. Sold for $18,500.
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Autograph on a Ball from 1927
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autograph on a baseball. On the sweet spot, Ruth’s black ink penning reveals sizable upper-case “B” and “R” characters. Gehrig signature in black ink on adjacent panel. The presence of Johnson’s facsimile signature, under which penmanship removal can be seen, coupled with the quotation marks around “Babe” (in Ruth’s own hand, of course) likely date the keepsake to 1927, as Johnson was supplanted by Barnard in 1928, the same year Ruth abandoned the use of quotation marks. The medium-toned sphere features prominent stampings and vibrant, alternating red and blue laces. Accompanied by Letters of Authenticity from PSA/DNA and James Spence Authentication attesting that the Babe Ruth autograph is authentic. Sold for $10,470.
Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Autograph on a Baseball — With PSA/DNA COA
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autograph on a baseball. On 4 July 1928 the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators met at Griffith Stadium to play a doubleheader. During the course of that day, the Bambino and the Iron Horse applied their autographs to this clean Official American League “Barnard” ball. The Babe’s lengthy side panel inscription rates a PSA 8 and reads “To Joseph Rebentisch, Washington D.C., From ‘Babe’ Ruth.” Gehrig simply signed his name in a lighter but still entirely legible ink. The date “7/4/28” is penned below Gehrig’s signature in an unknown hand. Lot accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA stating that the Babe Ruth autograph is authentic. Sold for $7,500.
Lou Gehrig Autograph Plus Walter Hagen, Walter Johnson & Babe Ruth in an Autograph Album
1920’s sports and celebrity autograph book featuring a Babe Ruth signed page, Lou Gehrig autograph page, Walter Johnson signed page Walter Hagen, the 1926 Washington Senators, Enrico Caruso and many more. Ruth’s black ink signature reads “‘Babe’ Ruth (signed)/ Sep 7 – 1927.” Gehrig’s black ink signature reads “Lou Gehrig (signed)/Fenway Park / Sept. 4, 1927.” Some signatures accompanied by doodles. Leatherette book measures 4″ x 5″ and contains 120pp. filled with signatures from cover to cover. Autograph book originally belonged to a boy named Charles Francis Richard. “Autographs” printed on cover in gilt and “Elite Autograph Album” printed on title page. Some wear to cover, especially at corners, and looseness to binding, but book remains intact. Interior has toning, some spots and stains, yet all signatures bold and clear. An excellent Babe Ruth signed page and a fine Lou Gehrig autograph page. Sold for $7,300.
1933 New York Yankees Signed Baseball — Also Signed by 20 Players on the 1933 Yankees Including a Lou Gehrig Autograph — With PSA/DNA COA
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autograph on a baseball, also signed by 20 of the 1933 New York Yankees. Sweet spot is signed, ”Babe Ruth” and his teammates also sign: Lou Gehrig, George Uhle, Red Ruffing, Bill Dickey, Cy Moore, Ben Chapman, Lyn Larry, Sam Byrd, Danny MacFayden, Johnny Allen, Frank Crosetti, Cy Moore (again), Lefty Gomez, Herb Pennock, Joe Sewell, Russ Van Atta, Dixie Walker, Eddie Doc Farrell, Charlie Devens, Earle Combs and Tony Lazzeri. Spalding brand ball of horse hide has red and blue stitching. Toning to ball and slight fading to signatures; very good condition. With PSA/DNA COA stating that the Babe Ruth autograph is authentic. Sold for $5,500.
1937 New York Yankees Team Signed Photo with a Lou Gehrig Autograph — Incredibly Scarce Signed Photo of the World Champions — With PSA/DNA COA — Lou Gehrig’s Last Year; Joe DiMaggio’s 1st Year
Signed 10″ x 8″ photo depicting the 1937 World Champion New York Yankees and bearing 30 signatures including a Lou Gehrig autograph, accounting for every uniformed subject pictured. The signatures are rendered in the same consistent black fountain pen and include Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Red Ruffing, Selkirk, Crosetti, Jorgens, Hoag, Scheiber, Henrich, Hadley, Andrews, Makosky, Murphy, Rolfe, Vance, Malone, Glenn, Fletcher, Powell and Sullivan (mascot). Ten of the signatures are clubhouse versions including Wicker, Heffner, Saltzgaver, Dickey, Pearson, Gomez, Schulte, McCarthy, Combs and Lazzeri. Very good dark, legible signatures. Light wear, otherwise excellent. Accompanied by PSA/DNA COA. Sold for $3,670.