Signed Lou Gehrig Glove Sells For $287K

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An autographed glove that Lou Gehrig gave to a Connecticut man when he was a boy has sold for $287,500.

Hunt Auctions said the glove sold Tuesday at its live auction in Minneapolis. It did not disclose the name of the buyer.

Howard Henderson, a 92-year-old Greenwich resident, says the legendary New York Yankees slugger gave him the glove in the mid-1930s and signed it, “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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