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Signed Lou Gehrig glove could sell for $200K

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  • 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. Gehrig, a Yankee first baseman and a friend of Henderson's songwriter father, visited his home and Henderson visited him when he had ALS. The mitt that was autographed by Gehrig with a hot instrument, will be auctioned in July, expecting to fetch $200,000 to $300,000.

      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. Gehrig, a Yankee first baseman and a friend of Henderson's songwriter father, visited his home and Henderson visited him when he had ALS. The mitt that was autographed by Gehrig with a hot instrument, will be auctioned in July, expecting to fetch $200,000 to $300,000.
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  • Howard Henderson, who as a boy in New York played catch with baseball legend Lou Gehrig, holds a signed baseball mitt given to him by Gehrig when he was young, near Henderson's Greenwich, Conn., home.

      Howard Henderson, who as a boy in New York played catch with baseball legend Lou Gehrig, holds a signed baseball mitt given to him by Gehrig when he was young, near Henderson's Greenwich, Conn., home.
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GREENWICH, Conn. -- A mitt signed by legendary New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig is going up for auction.

Howard Henderson was a boy some 80 years ago when the first baseman befriended him during front-yard games of catch. The glove Gehrig gave his fellow lefty will be auctioned off July 15.

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Hunt Auctions says it can't prove Gehrig used the glove in a game, though Henderson said Gehrig told him he had.

The glove is autographed "To Howard. I hope you have much luck with this glove as I did. Lou Gehrig." It is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000.

Gehrig was friends with Henderson's father, songwriter Ray Henderson. Howard Henderson turns 92 on Friday, the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous July 4 farewell speech at Yankee Stadium.

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