Original Lou Gehrig photograph sells for $22,000

An original news photograph of New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig has sold for $22,000 at Heritage Auctions.

It was taken in 1923, four days before Gehrig's debut game.

Lou Gehrig photo
Lou Gehrig joined the Yankees in 1923

A caption on the reverse reads: "Yanks sign Columbia University Baseball Player. Lou Gehrig, of Columbia University's baseball team, who has showed great form this season, batting around 400, was added to the Yankee roster today (6-11-23).

"Photo shows Lou Gehrig in his new uniform of the 'Yankees.'"

A baseball bat Gehrig wielded during his 1930 season sold for a record $436,970 at Heritage last week.

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