Sports Memorabilia Results: Lou Gehrig Signed Photo Topps $108K at Lelands

Believed to be the first and only signed version of its kind in existence, the famous Lou Gehrig 1939 final farewell photograph generated 41 bids and ultimately sold for a whopping $108,169 in Lelands.com’s winter auction. Considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Gehrig signed few autographs after being diagnosed with ALS, hence this signature is very, very rare.

Gehrig’s 224th home run ball from 1931 sold for $21,400.

Lelands.com’s winter auction, which closed Saturday, contained 1,177 lots of sports memorabilia, pop culture and Americana memorabilia and vintage photographs.

Other notable sports highlights include a 1959 Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators Game-Worn Jersey (one of only three known to exist) which sold for $37,504; Jorge Velasquez’ saddle that was used for Alydar, and Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Pleasant Colony Wins, $35,850; and a rare Joshua Gibson baseball card that fetched $32,101.

Vivien Leigh was the big draw of Lelands.com’s Americana auction. Her signed biographical sheet from the extensive archive of Theatre World/Screen World generated 30 bids with a price realized of $2,675. Marlon Brando’s biographical sheet was also a big draw, generating 29 bids and selling for $3,560.

Additional auction items of note and prices realized:
BASEBALL
– 1971 Frank Robinson 500th Career Homerun Bat: $19,245
– Elston Howard Game Used Mitt: $20,852
– 1934 Tour of Japan Team Signed Diary: $30,200
– 1934 Tour of Japan Photographic Album: $12,080
= Mel Ott Single Signed Baseball: $25,849
– Urban Shocker Single Signed Baseball: $12,615
– Keith Hernandez 1986 New York Mets World Series Trophy: $12,807
– Daryl Strawberry New York Yankees World Series Trophy: $10,313
– 1914 Detroit Tigers Panoramic Photograph featuring Ty Cobb-TWICE!: $8,748
– Late 1930s Charlie Gehringer Game Used Bat: $7,308
– Late 1930s Mickey Cochrane Game Used Bat: $9,727
– 1933 Babe Ruth and Duke Kahanamoku Signed Photograph: $8,039
– 1956 Daryl Spencer NY Giants Game Worn Jersey: $4,991
– 1998 Roy Halladay Signed Game Worn Rookie Jersey: $6,473
– Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris Signed Baseball: $6,818
– Shibe Park Turnstile: $3,322
– 1947-48 Chesterfield Cardboard Advertising Display: $4,991
– Leo Durocher Brooklyn Dodgers Cole Weather Jacket: $4,019
– 1946-49 Bobby Doerr Game Used Bat: $2,652
– 1984-85 Cal Ripken Jr. Game Used Bat: $3,531
– Three Tickets to Christy Mathewson’s Final Major League Game/Win: $5,773
– Budweiser Beer Giant Leather Baseball Glove Chair: $2,495
– Last Game at Forbes Field Full Ticket: $1,031
– Mr. and Mrs Rabbit Warstler 1934 Tour of Japan Kimonos (2): $3,493
– Brooklyn Dodgers Pendant Collection: $3,654
– 1897 Boston Royal Rooters Souvenir Pin: $2,411
– 1909 Philadelphia Carmel Cards: $7,569
– Chipper Jones Siler Slugger Award: $3,654
– St. Louis Browns Game Worn Cap Collection: $6,040
– Dizzy Dean’s Last St. Louis Cardinals Game Worn Cap: $8,843
– 1923 Oscar Roettger New York Yankees Game Worn Cap: $9,478
– Baby Ruth Stadium Vendors Uniform Top and Concession Box: $4,699
– 1927 Bustin’ Babes and Larrupin Lou’s Photograph: $7,121

BASKETBALL
– Topps Basketball Cards Collection: $17,496
– Darvin Ham’s 2004 Detroit Piston’s World Championship Ring: $20,627
– Harlem Globetrotters’ Wee Willie Gardner Game Worn Uniform: $2,745
– Marques Haynes 1960s Harlem Magicians Uniform: $2,479
– Kevin McHale Celtics Collection: $2,745
– Vintage NBA, ABA Referee Shirts: $2,355

BOXING
– Cassius Clay Fight Worn Amateur Shoes: $6,818
– Muhammad Ali Cup: $3,654
– Ali vs. Frazier Fight Poster: $3,020
– Mike Tyson Fight Worn Trunks: $5,625
– Mike Tyson Fight Worn Gloves: $4,991
– Mike Tyson Fight Worn Shoes: $4,019
– James J. Jeffries Fold Art Painting on Wood: $4,272
– Andy Warhol Signed Muhammad Ali Poster: $4,421

FOOTBALL
– 1940s Larry Craig Green Bay Packers Game Worn Jersey: $10,981
– 1956 Jim Katcavage NY Giants World Championship Ring: $19,245
– 1955 Ken Konz Cleveland Browns World Championship Ring: $13,122
– 1925 Notre Dame Football Poster: $3,654
– 1960s AFL Referee Jersey: $2,942

HOCKEY
– 1959 Ralph Backstrom Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Championship Ring: $13,122
– Howie Morenz Signed Photograph: $3,099
– 2003 New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup Championship Ring: $6,199
– Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings Final Game Worn Jersey: $4,019
– Gordie Howe Lucky Strike Masters of Hockey Game Worn Jersey: $2,918

OTHER SPORTS ITEMS
– 1971 Pele Brazil Game Worn Jersey: $9,298
– Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA Worn Track Suit With Sneakers: $2,009
– Tiger Woods Signed Tournament Worn Shirt: $4,125
– 1941 Indianapolis 500 Checkered Flag: $2,431

HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA
– Barbara Streidsand Signed Biographical Sheet: $1,510
– Robert Redford Signed Biographical Sheet: $1,661
– Paul Newman Signed Biographical Sheet: $1,661
– Meryl Streep Signed Biographical Sheet: $1,661
– Carol Burnett Signed Biographical Sheet: $2,210
– Boris Karloff Signed Biographical Sheet: $1,247
– Charlton Heston Signed Biographical Sheet: $1,827
– Grace Kelly Signed Biographical Sheet: $3,226
– Jayne Mansfield Signed Biographical Sheet: $2,009

Full item descriptions and prices realized are available at www.lelands.com.

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