Owner of Barry
Bonds's 756th homer ball will sell it
Matt Murphy, the 21-year-old
New Yorker, who caught the Barry Bonds 756th home run ball, will
auction the memorabilia.
Murphy, who caught the record breaking Barry Bonds ball last
month in San Francisco, has announced his intentions to sell the
piece of baseball memorabilia. Sotheby's and SCP Auctions Inc.
will be the auctioneers of the Barry Bonds homer ball and the
auction will take place on the Internet on August 28th. Some
experts put the price of the ball around half a million, but as
always, the ball is worth exactly as much as someone is willing
to pay for it.
Murphy was unsure what to do with the
ball after he was lucky to catch it, but today he announced that
it will be auctioned and he will split the money with his
friend, who was with him at the game.
The steroid allegation against Barry
Bonds is the likely cause of the low price, compared to other
baseball memorabilia sold in the past. For example, in 1998 Mark
McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold for $3.3 million, not
adjusted for inflation.
Published on 08/21/2007