A native of New York City and attendee of Columbia University, Gehrig signed with the Yankees in 1923.
He set several major league records during his career, Gehrig's streak ended on May 2, 1939, when he voluntarily took himself out of the lineup to stunned fans after his play was hampered by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neuromuscular disorder now commonly referred to in North America as Lou Gehrig's disease.
This is the largest private autographed baseball collection in the world. There were 26 members inducted however only eleven were alive and there.
One ball I call "Priceless" was generated when in 1939 they opened the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Lou Gehrig's words, his grace in the face of invalidism or death, had resonated for exactly 75 years on July 4, but the moment that came before the last line, "I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.