A Jersey Lou Gehrig Wore In Japan In 1934 Just Sold For Over $500,000

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Photo: via Heritage Auctions

A baseball jersey worn by legend Lou Gehrig while touring in Japan in 1934 just sold at auction for $507,875, according to Paul Fraser Collectibles.The final bid far surpassed the original estimate of $300,000.

The jersey was one of several items owned by Gehrig that were stowed in the attic of an ex-girlfriend until recently, according to Heritage Auctions, which sold the collection Aug. 4.

Gehrig’s 1928 New York Yankees World Championship wristwatch, estimated to go for $20,000, sold for $155,350, while a game-worn cap from the Japan tour was sold for $95,600.

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