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On June 26, 1920, Chicago's Lane Tech High School and New York's Intercity High School of Commerce faced off at Wrigley Field for what was touted as the High School World Series. In that game, a husky 17-year-old named Lou Gehrig belted a ninth-inning grand slam over the right field wall to give his New York squad a 12-6 victory. The contest was covered by the Chicago Daily Tribune, whose reporter noted, "[Gehrig's home run] was a blow of which any big leaguer would have been proud and was walloped by a boy who hasn't yet started to shave." Interestingly enough, the article went so far as to dub the slugger "'Babe Ruth' Gehrig." Convincingly, the visiting New York squad won the game (and, implicitly, the nation’s high school championship that year, much on the strength of Gehrig’s astonishing grand slam). This was a 17-year-old kid, not yet matriculated at Columbia, and he belted a drive over the right field wall - outta Wrigley…?

Perhaps only fortuitously, there survived this tangible memento from that sensational event. It’s a ticket stub that actually remains in pretty decent condition – EX/MT, by PSA’s exacting standards. We report that it is impeccably clean - free of any creases or blemishes; and its only minor detraction is the inexact cancellation at the perforation.

And we’d be remiss in failing to remind our patrons that, until Alex Rodriguez surpassed him last year, Lou Gehrig still held the Major League record for grand slams. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA, one of just two copies holdered by that company.

Rare 1920 Intercity Championship Ticket Stub From Wrigley Field - From Gehrig's Famous High School Grand Slam! - PSA EX-MT 6Rare 1920 Intercity Championship Ticket Stub From Wrigley Field - From Gehrig's Famous High School Grand Slam! - PSA EX-MT 6
Rare 1920 Intercity Championship Ticket Stub From Wrigley Field - From Gehrig's Famous High School Grand Slam! - PSA EX-MT 6
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $2,988
Estimate: $5000 - $7500
Number of Bids: 2
Auction closed on: 7/31/2014