Monday, May 9, 2011
Gehrig jersey fetches $329,000
By Wallace Matthews
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.