For those serious sports collectors out there, we just came across a pretty awesome opportunity.
As ESPN’s Darren Rovell noted Wednesday evening, Steiner Sports is currently auctioning off a Lou Gehrig paycheck from his days with the New York Yankees.
Cool auction item: A Lou Gehrig signed paycheck from 1930. Bidding nearing $25,000 at @steinersports. The Yankees SUBTRACT $5.65 for two meals Gehrig had at hotels on the road 😂 pic.twitter.com/paRI99QX1F
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 8, 2018
The check itself — since cashed — was for $2,292.47. Taking into account inflation since 1930, that would be $34,736.82. Notice how they subtracted two meals from the check? That’s next-level cheap from then-owner Jacob Ruppert.
Bidding is currently nearing $25,000 on the site. Yeah that’s less than what the check would be worth if one of the game’s best ever didn’t cash it.