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Old 05-21-2021, 11:28 AM
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I have a chance to trade a 1939 scorecard signed by Lou Gehrig (supposedly 1939 day after retirement), also signed by Dimaggio and Combs for a handwritten postcard by JL Wilkinson that he has initialed not signed.
What do you folks think about values? Are they equal or is one worth alot more?
I have to decide if I want to get rid of a Gehrig for the initials of a rare HOFer I need. I am just interested in what you think about monetary values
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Old 05-21-2021, 12:29 PM
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I would say the Gehrig, even the shortened L Gehrig version, would have a greater value than Wilkinson's initials on a handwritten post card.

I think if both were in a major auction, Gehrig would bring more because there would probably be many more collectors looking for Gehrig but obviously that is just my opinion.

My perception for values would be $3000 retail for the Gehrig and $2000 retail for the post card.

If the Wilkinson was actually signed, then I think it would be valued above the Gehrig.
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Old 05-21-2021, 12:30 PM
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From a monetary perspective...I would pass. Initialed Wilkinson is worth around $1,500.

https://goldinauctions.com/LotDetail...entoryid=32238

Maybe talk to Albersheim and negotiate to buy his full name instead.
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Old 05-21-2021, 12:32 PM
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this is the page with DiMaggio
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Old 05-21-2021, 01:08 PM
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I think anyone who sees that Gehrig piece if going to appreciate it and almost no one who sees the Wilkinson will. If you're a completionist then I guess you don't have a choice. But if you collect quality items it's the Gehrig every time.
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:07 PM
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While I agree the Gehrig has more value, if you have a better Gehrig in your collection and need the Wilkinson, then that might be your best option.

Finding a full signature Wilkinson may be next to impossible and very pricey if found.

I also think the post card filled out in his hand make it much better than the typewritten initialed piece referred to from a Golden auction at less than $1500.

Now you might be able to sell the Gehrig and buy the Wilkinson and have money left over but I say buy or trade for what you like if you are a true collector.

Dealers look at it very differently than collectors. To us, it is all $$$.
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Yeah, I am conflicted. I am a completess as far as would love to add to my HOF numbers but I do not really count initials so much and I do have other Gehrig. I'm just on the fence. Thanks for the comments so far
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The scorecard wasn't signed the day after his retirement (whatever that means.) He played his last game vs. Washington. He benched himself in Detroit. And the day after Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day, the Yanks played Washington.

It's a NY vs. Chi scorecard.
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I believe the "retirement reference" comes from: June 19, 1939 Lou's diagnosis was announced, as was his retirement from baseball, after 6 days of testing at Mayo's.
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The scorecard wasn't signed the day after his retirement (whatever that means.) He played his last game vs. Washington. He benched himself in Detroit. And the day after Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day, the Yanks played Washington.

It's a NY vs. Chi scorecard.
Thanks David. Do you know when it may have been?

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Thanks David. Do you know when it may have been?
May 19-20, June 20-22, July 28, July 30, Sept 19-21.
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Ummm. I guess no one noticed that the item is dated June 22 along the top edge of the page signed by Combs and Dimaggio.

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Ummm. I guess no one noticed that the item is dated June 22 along the top edge of the page signed by Combs and Dimaggio.

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