How much is the ball that broke the American League single-season home run record worth?
We’re about to find out.
since new York Yankees Star aaron judge On October 4 he broke Yankees legend Roger Maris’ AL single-season home run record with his 62nd of the season, the ball he hit was in possession of Corey Youmans, who hit the ball into the left field bleachers of Globe Life Park. was caught in Arlington, Tex.
According to a report in ESPN, Youmans recently decided to sell the ball through auction. His attorney said that Youmans had already turned down an offer of $3 million for the ball.
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It is unknown how much the Judge home run ball will sell for at auction. The price of similar artworks has varied over the years. Todd McFarlane, a noted comic book creator, paid $3 million at auction in January 1999 for Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball of the 1998 season.
However, the ball was appraised at somewhere between $250,000 and $400,000 In 2020 McGwire’s reputation as a recruit has been tainted by steroid use since his original purchase.
McFarlane also purchased Barry Bonds’ MLB-record-setting 73rd home run ball from the 2001 season, paying $517,500 at auction in 2003. Ball in 2007. Both of Bond’s records have also been marred by his own admitted use of steroids during that period.
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Meanwhile, Judge will be earning a significant amount of money in his own right this winter as he enters the offseason. Most coveted free agent available, san francisco giantsBonds’ old team – and Judge’s hometown team – have long been rumored to be interested in signing the superstar slugger.
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