Often regarded as one of the best baseball players in the history of Major League Baseball, Lou Gehrig
is a seven-time All-Star selection and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. As a first baseman, Gehrig is famous for his durability, which earned him the nickname “The Iron Horse” when he recorded a streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. During his entire 17-season professional career, Lou Gehrig played for the New York Yankees
, where he led his teams to six World Series Championships and served as team captain for four years.
Due to his remarkable achievements in the MLB, Lou Gehrig was voted as the greatest first baseman of all time and his multiple MBP awards and league titles support that designation. Because of his greatness, many fans and collectors still honor Gehrig’s many achievements today. An autographed Lou Gehrig baseball might be one of the most iconic collectibles on the market, meanwhile Lou Gehrig signed Yankees jersey is a piece of franchise history. All Lou Gehrig memorabilia is highly desired, but also very valuable since these items are extremely rare. Naturally, any piece of baseball memorabilia signed by the great Lou Gehrig will add historic value to any collection and is especially essential for the New York Yankees collector.
Since the Yankees have produced many of the greatest baseball players ever and have a rich history of champions, there are many Bronx Bombers of yesterday and today that bring value to any baseball collection. Check out more Yankees baseball memorabilia for unique items hand-signed by The Captain, Derek Jeter, or fellow pinstripes legend, Mickey Mantle.