A bat used by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig that dated back to 1922 was sold for $1,025,000 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas this past week.
The auction house initially had the item up for auction in the February lot with a $950,000 reserve.
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The bat did not meet the reserve, but Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions at Heritage, said a private buyer came in after the auction to purchase the item.
The bat had traded hands privately before this sale but had never been sold publicly or at auction.
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