Bonds, money, tragedy
The two-week auction for Barry Bonds’ 762nd home run ball has ended, and an anonymous bidder bought it for $376,612. That’s not a complete disaster, but given the ball’s potential, it must be kinda disappointing for Jameson Sutton, the young man who snagged it on September 5, 2007 at Coors Field. I have no doubt that if Bonds were officially retired (or banned from ever playing again in the Major Leagues) and bidders KNEW that this would indeed be his final home run ball, it would’ve sold for much more.
Unfortunately, I have some terrible/related news that you might not hear IN the news: Jameson’s father Dave, who had recently been battling cancer, passed away three days ago.
I’m pretty sure Jameson would appreciate knowing that he has some fellow baseball collectors scattered across the country who are thinking about him, so if there’s anything on your mind that you want to share with him, go ahead and leave it in a comment, and I’ll tell him to check it out…