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Someone bought Lou Gehrig’s old glove for $287,500

Jul 15, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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Today as part of the All-Star fan fest event in Minnesota an autographed Lou Gehrig glove from 1935 was put up for auction and sold for $287,500.

Where has the glove been all this time? According to Forbes magazine, Gehrig gave it to a New Yorker named Howard Brost Henderson in the mid-1930s and he “has kept the glove in his possession for close to 80 years until now consigning it in the auction.”

Not a bad little payday, although I guess that only comes out to like $3,000 per year.

Some other items at the auction included a Roy Campanella’s Hall of Fame ring for $86,250, a Jackie Robinson bat for $80,500, and a Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators jersey for $40,250.

  1. Every 5th Day - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Reblogged this on Every 5th Day Baseball and commented:
    if I had the money, I’d love to own Gehrig’s glove. How cool would that be?

  2. sportsnut101 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    I bid 500

  3. missthemexpos - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Makes you wonder how many errors there would be if ballplayers had gloves like that these days.

    • rbj1 - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      And .400 hitters.

  4. Stiller43 - Jul 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    They should play the all star (or spring training) game with these gloves…mix it up

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