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Lou Gehrig signed checks are rarely ever available, and this check is one of the more valuable Lou Gehrig signed checks for various different reasons. This is a nearly impossible to find New York Yankees payroll check signed in his full name "Louis" Gehrig on the reverse in black fountain ink. The Gehrig signature has a nice clean (9-10) eye appeal and is a very strong rare full name early signature example. This American League Base Ball Club of New York Inc Yorkville Bank check has also been endorsed on the front by Yankees then owner Jacob Ruppert in a (9-10) bold fountain pen. The check is for the Sum of $638.32 and was issued on July 31st, 1925.

The 1925 season was Gehrig's first full season in the major leagues and this is the same season in which his legendary iron man streak would begin. He finished the season which in modern standards would have been his rookie season with a .295 batting average and 20 home runs. It wasn't until April 30, 1939 that Gehrig finally missed a game. Starting with that surprise start on June 1, 1925, he went on to play in 2,130 consecutive games. That record stood for nearly 60 years until Cal Ripken, Jr. broke it in September of 1998.

The check is also signed on the front by Ed barrow and all three signatures have been authenticated by James Spence Authentication. Last year Steiner Auctions sold Gehrig's signed payroll check previous to this issue for $45,353.00.

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1925 Lou Gehrig Signed NY Yankees Payroll Check  (JSA LOA)

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