Jim Svehla holds a 1936 All-Star Game ball signed by Lou Gehrig that he found among his late father's belongings. He wants to get it authenticated and then sold. (Mary F. Calvert/Special to The Washington Times)

Jim Svehla holds a 1936 All-Star Game ball signed by Lou Gehrig that he found among his late father's belongings. He wants to get it authenticated and then sold. (Mary F. Calvert/Special to The Washington Times)