The high version sold for $95,600. The low version retails for $291.
Description from Heritage Auctions:
1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Cap. Both literally and figuratively the crowning finale of the full Tour of Japan uniform listed in the preceding lot, this deep navy cap represents the first known survivor from the famed 1934 Tour. It joins just two other Gehrig hats, both Yankee models, to have been placed upon the hobby’s auction block in the past dozen years, the scarcest of all Gehrig uniform components.
While modern Major League caps are maddeningly indistinguishable from those available to the general populace, such was not the case in the pre-war era, and certainly not for this historic barnstorming excursion. As if the provenance of its pairing with Gehrig’s jersey and pants from the Tour were not enough, the interior leather headband is artfully embroidered “7 1/8 L. Gehrig.” A patriotic white and red embroidered “US” appears above the visor, with a red button at the peak. The cardboard interior of the brim has stiffened with age but remains unbroken, as could be reported of the interior headband. Only a small scattering of moth holes at front must be noted as liabilities, discounting the apparent light sweat staining of the interior. A truly marvelous relic from the final days of the Ruth/Gehrig age.
• 1934 Lou Gehrig Tour of Japan Game Worn Cap – Heritage Auctions
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Just what you need for that extra bit of bicycling dapperness.
Someone just showed me these special edition sneakers from J. Crew. I’m thinking they should be called “The Larry David.” Kind of like having a sandwich named after you – but better.
Update: Today this post, and in particular these New Balance Suede ProCourts got a mention on Grantland.com. The Larry Davids are now sold out. It’s a sad state of affairs in sneaker land.
– larry david
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Gabriel Medina of Brazil wins his heat Tuesday at the 2011 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing.
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