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FILE - This June 30, 2014, file photo, shows a Lou Gehrig signed baseball mitt and autographed picture given to Howard Henderson, who played catch with Gehrig as a boy, at Henderson's Greenwich, Conn., home. The autographed baseball glove sold at auction for $287,500 on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, officials with Hunt Auctions said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
Signed 1930s Lou Gehrig glove sells for $287,500
First Published Jul 15 2014 04:17 pm • Last Updated Jul 15 2014 11:08 pm

Greenwich, Conn. • An autographed baseball glove that Lou Gehrig gave to a Connecticut man when he was a boy has sold for $287,500.

Officials with Hunt Auctions said the glove sold Tuesday at auction in Minneapolis. They didn’t disclose the name of the buyer.

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Howard Henderson, a 92-year-old Greenwich resident, says the New York Yankees slugger gave him the glove in the mid-1930s. It’s signed: "To Howard. I hope you have much luck with this glove as I did. Lou Gehrig."

Gehrig and his wife were friends with Henderson’s father, Ray, a songwriter. Gehrig visited the family’s Bronxville, New York, home.




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