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Gehrig-signed ticket expected to sell for $100,000

Published On: Jun 30 2014 01:56:41 PM CDT
Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees file photo

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A ticket stub signed by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 -- the day he retired from baseball -- is estimated to fetch more than $100,000 in an auction, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Heritage Auctions said more than 60,000 tickets to the game at Yankee Stadium were sold but only two are known to have survived.

Of those, only one was signed by Gehrig.

The ticket is scheduled to be auctioned off Aug. 1 in Cleveland.

The owner was not identified.

Gehrig retired after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He famously said, "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth" during his farewell speech.

Chris Ivy, Heritage Auction's director of sports memorabilia, said it is "the most significant baseball ticket in the world."