Signed ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600

NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball has sold in a Cleveland auction for $95,600.

The July 4, 1939, ticket was sold Thursday by Heritage Auctions.

The auction house says 60,000 tickets were sold to the game at New York's Yankee Stadium. Only two tickets are known to have survived. Of them, only the mezzanine box ticket had Gehrig's autograph.

The seller is a collector who doesn't want to be identified.

Gehrig retired after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig's disease. In his farewell speech that day he said he considered himself "the luckiest man on the face of the Earth."

A 1927 Yankees signed baseball sold for $143,400. Babe Ruth's 702nd home run ball sold for $191,200.

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