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Spring Premier Auction 2018

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 04:00PM EST - Sat, Mar 24, 2018 11:00PM EDT
Lot 157

LOU GEHRIG'S 1934 AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR 10K GOLD PENDANT FROM HIS TRIPLE CROWN WINNING SEASON

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$146,779.20
Sold Price includes BP

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1934 was a watershed year for Lou Gehrig. For all of his eleven previous big league seasons he had thrived quietly in Babe Ruth's prodigious shadow. With Ruth's impending retirement at the end of the 1934 season, the torch of Yankee greatness was about to become his alone to carry. Gehrig proved he was up to the task by posting a .363 average, 49 home runs and 165 RBI - enough to win baseball's Triple Crown. Not surprisingly Gehrig was chosen to anchor the American League lineup in only the second All-Star game ever held. The game was played on July 10 at the New York Polo Grounds. In addition to Gehrig, the AL batting line-up featured some of the best hitters in baseball including Ruth, Foxx, Simmons, Dickey, and Gehringer.

For Gehrig's participation in the 1934 All-Star Game he received the offered 10k gold charm. Manufactured by Dieges & Clust, it measures 3/4 by 7/8 inches and features Gehrig's name engraved on the reverse. It is important to recall that Lou Gehrig famously converted all of his World Series rings and most of his other award charms into a bracelet for his wife, making this one of only a few piece of jewelry ever awarded to Gehrig that exists in private hands.

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