|2001 Legends of NY #111 Lou Gehrig|
As for the Lou Gehrig card itself. Obviously Lou Gehrig is one of the all time greats from a New York team, but if you look at the card, you will see the number 4 in the upper left hand corner. This is Gehrig's uniform number as each player in the set shows his uniform number, if applicable. Why is this significant? Today, January 22, in 1929, the New York Yankees announced that they would start putting numbers on the back of the uniforms, the first team to do so. Originally the numbers were given to where the player was at in the batting order. Lou Gehrig batted 4th and Babe Ruth 3rd.