Lou Gehrig’s autographed baseball glove sold for $287,500 at Tuesday’s MLB All-Star FanFest auction. The glove was given by Gehrig to Howard Brost Henderson of Bronxville, N.Y. in the mid 1930s.
While the glove now has a new home, Howard Henderson will always have a great story.
“I was very lucky to have known Lou Gehrig as a young man growing up. He was a friend as well as a famous baseball player,” Henderson said. “For the past 80 years my family and I have enjoyed sharing the story of how I acquired the autographed glove with friends. The glove was the first item I moved from my boyhood home to the home I shared with my bride 66 years ago. To the new owner of the glove I hope you enjoy owning this piece of baseball history. Lou Gehrig will always be recognized as one of the greats in baseball.”
Top 7 sale prices at FanFest auction
Source: Hunt Auctions
$287,500: Lou Gehrig autographed first baseman’s mitt (1935)
$86,250: Roy Campanella Hall of Fame Induction ring
$80,500: Jackie Robinson baseball bat (1953)
$40,250: Harmon Killebrew Wash. Senators home jersey (1958)
$20,700: Harmon Killebrew Twins road jersey (1971)
$9,200: Kirby Puckett Twins home jersey(1991)
$9,200: Rod Carew Twins home jersey (1978)