GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Greenwich resident auctioned off a Lou Gehrig-autographed baseball mitt for $287,500 during baseball's All-Star game festivities in Minnesota on Tuesday, according to Forbes.
The glove was given to Howard Brost as a boy by Gehrig when the Yankee legend visited his family home in Bronxville, N.Y., in the 1930s. Brost has kept the glove ever since, Forbes said.
The auction of the mitt comes 75 years after Gehrig gave his famous "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee stadium just weeks after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Forbes reported.
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