Lou Gehrig Collectables on Display in Rosemont

A collection of personal items from famous baseball player Lou Gehrig are on display at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center.

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A collection of personal items from famous baseball player Lou Gehrig will be on display at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephen's Convention Center, located at 9301 Bryn Mawr Ave. in Rosemont, starting Thursday. These items, several of which include Gehrig's signature, are on display on behalf of Heritage Auctions. This baseball, which has an estimated value of $30,000, was signed by all of the 1926 Yankees. 1926 was Gehrig's second year with the team, in which he doubled his runs from his rookie season.
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An autographed photo of the 1927 Yankees infielders, which has an estimated value of $12,000.
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This watch was Gehrig's 1927 World Series championship wristwatch, which has an estimated value of $45,000. Gehrig led the American League in RBI's in both 1927 and 1928.
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This baseball-shaped cigarette lighter was signed by all of the 1934 Tour of Japan team. The lighter is in fairly good condition given that Gehrig was only a "casual smoker", in comparison to his colleagues such as Babe Ruth. The lighter has an estimated value of $17,500.
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