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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/11/2018
A Lou Gehrig autographed check is one of the most sought after checks in the baseball marketplace. Over the course of the past year Steiner Auctions had the pleasure of auctioning off three Autographed Lou Gehrig NY Yankees Baseball Club payroll checks, which are even more desirable than a personal check. The last check sold in our Mid-Summer Classic for Auction for $35,800 was believed to be one of the last that would surface in the market for a while, however, by good fortune as a result of the prior sale, we have been lucky enough to offer one of the finest Lou Gehrig Payroll checks we have ever received to date.

Not only does this check date to mid-season of June 30, 1930, but the check also features a very rare and hardly ever seen before full name "Henry Louis Gehrig" Signature in a mint condition black ink. The signature is so perfect in structure and flow that at first sight was believed to be a stamp, however upon closer review the signature is confirmed to have been done by hand and has been authenticated by JSA. The check also features some deductions for Gehrig's expenses during his travel such as Hotel dining expenses, as well as signatures of both Ed Barrow and Jacob Ruppert on the front in bold black fountain ink.

Of any of the checks we have received to date, this one surely has the nicest Gehrig autograph possibly in existence on any medium. Having sold three Gehrig payroll checks in the last year should not detract from the value of this rarity. Having played from 1923-1939 and receiving bi-month and monthly payroll checks, there can only be several dozen Gehrig payroll checks in existence, and in comparison to other limited edition cards and memorabilia, should command a premium as a result. This is the finest Gehrig payroll check we have had yet the pleasure of offering.

Lou Gehrig Signed "Henry Louis" NY Yankees Baseball Club of New York Payroll Check (June 30, 1930) (JSA)
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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $30,202.38
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
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