You should empty the coffers for this one:
A ball Lou Gehrig hammered into the bleachers for a home run during the 1928 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals is now up for sale. Gehrig hit the homer off Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander. Gehrig called it his most significant homerun at the time, according to a newspaper account.
Hunt Auctions plans to sell the ball Tuesday at the All-Star FanFest in Kansas City, Mo., and predicts it could fetch $100,000 to $200,000. Online bidding has already begun, with the top bid at about $37,000 as of Thursday.
The 54 year old woman selling it wants to pay off her son's medical school debt. He owes about $200,000.
Man all these great auctions lately make me wish I was flush with cash!