Lou Gehrig Collection Up For Auction
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Lou Gehrig Collection Up For Auction

August 19, 2019


IT IS NOW UP FOR OPTION. NOW MORE ON THE MAN SELLING THE ITEMS. Reporter: THIS MAN IS NOT RELATED TO LOU GEHRIG, BUT HIS IN-LAWS WERE FRIENDS WITH THE GEHRIGS. MY MOTHER-IN-LAW ASKED WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AT A FATHER’S DAY GIFT. I SAID I WOULD LIKE THE HAT. Reporter: THIS YANKEES HAT ONCE WORN AND OWNED BILLUE GEHRIG IS ONE OF THE PRIZED ITEMS OF AUTHENTIC MEMORABILIA IN A PRIZED AUCTION THIS IS A SWEET SPOT. Reporter: AND PERSONAL PICTURE, INCLUDING HER BABY PICTURE, ALL THE WAY TO HIS ACTUAL CAR REGISTRATION. IT IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND DOCUMENT. IT IS WRITTEN IN HENRY LEWIS GEHRIG. Reporter: THERE ARE FEW YANKEES MORE BELOVED THAN LOU GEHRIG. TODAY I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON FACE OF THE EARTH. Reporter: HIS 1939 SPEECH CAME WEEKS AFTER HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN INCURABLE DISEASE. IF THERE WERE AS MANY PEOPLE AS INTERESTED IN THE LOU GEHRIG HISTORY AS I AM INTERESTED IN. Reporter: THE HAT IS VALUED AT $200,000. OTHER ITEMS LIKE PICTURES RANGE FROM $100 TO $4,000. BUT JUST AS COVETED, THE TOP TIER ATHLETES, BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG, TIE COULD BE, ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR LIFE ARE SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTORS. Reporter: MOST OF THE ITEMS HAVE SPENT DECADES IN A SAFE AND LITTLE DID BOB KNOW THE VALUE OF THE PIECES. THE COLLECTION IS EXPECTED TO FETCH NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. THE FACT THAT ALL THIS STUFF WILL BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN AND MY THREE GRANDCHILDREN. Reporter: GRANDPARENT S HELPING THEIR GRAND KID’S EDUCATION, BUT THERE IS A CATCH. ALL FIVE OF THEM ARE RED SOX FANS. Reporter: SO THE PRIDE OF HIS LIFE WILL BENEFIT FROM THE

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