Photo of the day: Lou Gehrig's rather large $250,000 mitt

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You're about to lay heretofore rheumy eyes upon the first baseman's mitt of the great and timeless Lou Gehrig. Before we begin, a couple of preemptive observations: This mitt is autographed and presently expensive; this mitt could stop an imaginary truck called the Dodge Wildebeest. 

Onward and via @PhilMackey... 

Yes, yes. Something tells me the implement of fielding you see above would never meet the same fate as Eric Hosmer's wee little Isotoner

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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