Gehrig jersey fetches $329,000

May, 9, 2011
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It may seem like a lot of dough for a bit of old laundry, but a Yankees jersey worn in a game by Lou Gehrig during the final season of his career went for $329,000, or the price of a house in many areas of the country, at an auction in Laguna Niguel, Cal. over the weekend.

Gehrig's still got a ways to go to catch Babe Ruth, however, when it comes to memorabilia value: the bat Ruth used to hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium 1.0 back in 1923 had previously gane for $1.265 million.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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