Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Top 100 Cards of My Collection Honorable Mention: The Other Two Gehrigs

Lou Gehrig is definitely worthy of having multiple cards on my countdown, and quite frankly I came real close to having that happen. I just felt there were other cards I liked more and went with the best looking card in my opinion to represent Gehrig. Here are the other two memorabilia cards that didn't make the cut.

2003 Donruss Classics Legendary Lumberjacks Lou Gehrig
What I love about earlier issued memorabilia cards by Donruss is they show you the actual item that was cut up to be inserted in the card. Is it foolproof? Of course not, but at least you get to see what item the memorabilia card is supposed to be, unlike today's vague LOA's on the back of cards. This features a piece of game used bat from Gehrig. I think the card is real well done, love the design, overall a great Gehrig game used card.
2002 UD Authentics Threads of Time Lou Gehrig
My first Gehrig memorabilia card. The Ty Cobb of the same set made my countdown and this would've been a slam dunk too, had I not acquired a different card that had a pinstripe on the swatch. Still, this is a great card that features a piece of jersey worn by Gehrig in a major league game.


  1. Wow. I actually like the bat card the best. Dunno why. Its a beaut!

  2. I agree, I think design wise it stands out more, thanks for the comment!

  3. No problem! I have been enjoying the countdown! I don't see cards like this every day.