Caught by a fan seated in the lower left field stands at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 23, Albert Pujols’ 700th career home run ball sold for $360,000 via Goldin Auctions Saturday night.
The MLB authenticated ball generated 33 bids after the auction opened Oct. 25. The winning bidder’s name wasn’t immediately disclosed.
The St. Louis Cardinals slugger hit his 699th homer in the third inning of the game against the team he’d played for in 2021, then reached the 700 milestone with a three-run blast off Phil Bickford in the fourth.
The ball was caught by Southern California resident Marlowe Leal, who consigned it to Goldin.
The ball hit by Bonds for his 700th sold for $804,129 after a court battle over ownership. The baseballs hit by Ruth and Aaron for their 700th have never been identified.
The $360,000 price includes the usual 20% buyer’s premium tacked on to all winning bids.
Other lots sold in the auction included:
- 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA 10 $180,000
- 2009-10 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #101 Stephen Curry Rookie Card (#46/50) – BGS MINT 9 $120,000
- Nov. 7, 2018 – Luka Doncic Rookie Season Game-Used, Photo-Matched Dallas Mavericks Road Jersey (his 11th career game) $85,000
- 2017 Panini Flawless Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) Silver Patrick Mahomes RPA (#20/20) – PSA 10 – Pop 2 $74,400