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Autographed Lou Gehrig Ticket Stub Fetches $95,600 At Auction

Baseball star Lou Gehrig (1903 - 1941) hits a home run. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Baseball star Lou Gehrig (1903 – 1941) hits a home run. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — has sold at auction for $95,600.

The ticket was sold Thursday in Cleveland by Heritage Auctions.

It says over 60,000 tickets were sold to the game at Yankee Stadium. Only two are known to have survived.

Of them, only the mezzanine box ticket had Gehrig’s autograph.

The seller is a collector who didn’t want to be identified.

Gehrig retired after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“The Iron Horse” died in 1941 at the age of 37.

In his farewell speech that day, he said: “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”

A 1927 Yankees signed ball sold for $143,400. Babe Ruth’s 702nd home run ball sold for $191,200.

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