Winter Classic Auction 3 - 24 - 2019
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Presented is a stunning Lou Gehrig single signed baseball. The snow-white Wilson "Official League" American Association baseball is signed and inscribed on the side panel by Lou Gehrig. This baseball is brand new to the market. The ball is consigned by the family of the original owner, Wilson Sporting Goods executive Harry Braun. Braun met Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at the Wilson New York City office in the early 1930’s. The logo and stamping on this remarkably well-preserved ball date to between 1927 and 1933.

The autograph and inscription are definitively penned by Gehrig. The ball reads “To Harry Cordially Lou Gehrig” the signature and inscription remain completely intact without any blemish or fading. The red and black stitched ball has American Association league president T.J. Hickey stamped on the side panel. The ball has an even overall condition with almost no surface wear. The ball presents as if practically fresh out of the box.

Lou Gehrig single signed baseballs are among the rarest in the world. Balls such this example command in excess of $30,000 at auction. The ball is accompanied by a 1942 Wittnauer watch gifted to Harry Braun Wilson Sporting Goods when the young executive left to fight for his country in World War II. The watch is engraved on the case back from the “Wilson Gang”. The watch is included as further attribution of the ball to Braun and the source of this remarkable baseball. The ball is the twin to a Babe Ruth single signed baseball also in this auction. Full LOA by James Spence Authentication (JSA) and Full LOA by PSA/DNA and Consignor LOA

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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $11,641.18
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Monday, March 25, 2019.
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