Wanna own Barry Bonds‘ iconic 500th home run ball??
Welp, it’s too late … ‘cause the piece of history just sold at an auction for a whopping $300k!!
Bonds’ ball — which was hit off Dodgers pitcher Terry Adams — was among the top sellers in SCP Auctions‘ Fall catalog … and sold for $50k more than expected.
It’s not hard to see why someone would want to get their hands on this particular item — Bonds is one of, if not THE greatest, hitters in MLB history … and he’s got a legitimate argument in the GOAT discussion.
Of course, this homer ball was recovered as a result of the valiant efforts of a fan who retrieved it from the waters of McCovey Cove on April 17, 2001.
On top of the Bonds ball, the Honus Wagner T206 card — considered the Holy Grail of sports collectibles — sold for an incredible $1.1 million.
Altogether, the auction — which closed this past weekend — set more than two dozen records, with sales totaling $5.6 million.
SCP President David Kohler said … “The sports memorabilia market is on fire, as evidenced by the world records we set.”
“From high-end graded cards to the best of sports memorabilia, the results of our Fall Premier Auction are astonishing.”
No word on who won the big items … but enjoy!!
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