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Lot # 750: Lou Gehrig Signed 1928 World Series Clinching Game 4 Scorecard - Ruth Hits Three Home Runs! (PSA & JSA)

Category: Ruth and Gehrig

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 19 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2023 Summer Classic",
which ran from 7/16/2023 7:00 PM to
8/5/2023 10:00 PM

Displayed is a Lou Gehrig signed scorebook page from Game 4 of the Oct. 9, 1928, World Series clinching game in a four-game sweep by the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals. This clinching game was a 7-3 victory by the Yankees, with Waite Hoyt besting Bill Sherdel. Written on the scorebook page after Sherdel's name is "Alex," apparently a reference to Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander, who pitched in relief for the Cards. In the Series' clincher, Hall of Famer Babe Ruth homered THREE times for the Yankees with his first being a bases empty slam in the top of Inning 4. Second HR came in the top of inning 7, and the next hitter, Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig, followed with another home run, both homers off Bill Sherdel. Ruth hit his third bases-empty home run in the top of Inning 8, off Alexander. Gehrig had a tremendous '28 season, hitting 47 home runs, knocking in 147 runs, and batting .374. Ruth also had a banner '28 season: The Bambino led the American League both in 54 home runs (54), and runs scored (163), and batted .323. The scorebook page measures 4x6.5", and one side of the page is scored for the Yankees and the other side of the page is blank, except for the handwritten "1929," apparently indicating that the scorebook would resume at that page in the upcoming '29 season. In the '28 season, Gehrig was only 25 years old and building his consecutive games streak that would eventually reach a then-record setting 2,130 games in his final season, 1939, when the effects of ALS forced him to withdraw from the lineup and soon retire. Gehrig has signed the scorecard in pen on the right side, just after his name and his batting results listed on the scorecard - on the fourth line. The scorecard page has a few very small tears, areas of darkening and foxing, and a tiny stain. The signed Lou Gehrig scorecard page has been encapsulated and PSA/DNA certified as "AUTHENTIC AUTO." Also comes with JSA LOA.

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