A Mickey Mantle baseball card just fetched a record $5.2 million, and now, it’s possible that another piece of Yankees memorabilia could bring in a seven-digit purchase price.
According to TMZ Sports, SCP Auctions will be putting a Lou Gehrig game-used bat up for auction in March, and are confident that the lumber could sell for as much as one million dollars, as it may be the last he ever used (or one of them, if not).
SCP reps told TMZ that authenticators believe Gehrig ordered the bat in September 1938 and may have used it into 1939. Of course, the Yankees won the 1938 World Series in a four-game sweep of the Cubs, with Gehrig going 4-for-14 with two walks in the series, and 1939 was his final season – the Iron Horse played his final game on April 30 of that year, ending a streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, and he retired officially days after being diagnosed with ALS that June.
The bat was given by Gehrig to former teammate Earle Combs, who passed away in 1976, and his family recently decided to put the prize up for auction, which will go live in March.
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