Bidding for the final home run ball hit by Barry Bonds to establish the current home run record of 762 has reached $208,000 heading into the final day of bidding at SCP Auctions.
In August 2007, the controversial Bonds had passed Hank Aaron on the all-time list, thus setting a new career record with each home run. He hit his 762nd on September 5 against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field and while most fans thought he’d add to the total before the end of the year, it turned out to be his last.
Jameson Sutton, 24 at the time, was in the stands that day and managed to grab the ball. Bonds did not homer again in 2007 and announced his retirement before the 2008 season, making the ball Sutton owned an important piece of baseball history. He consigned it to SCP Auctions the following spring where it sold for $376,612.
Recently, Bonds added his autograph to the ball, inscribing it “My 762 HR 9-5-07” after it sold again last year through Goldin Auctions for $276,000.
A Jackie Robinson bat dating to the Brooklyn Dodgers’ lone championship season of 1955 is also in the auction, where bidding is also expected to reach $200,000 or more. The bat is “the only known documented Jackie Robinson game used bat from the Brooklyn Dodgers World Championship 1955 season,” according to PSA/DNA bat authenticator John Taube. It’s believed to be the only autographed Robinson game bat. In 2016, a bat from Robinson’s 1947 rookie season sold for $478,000.
The two headline cards from the remarkable “Yahtzee Box Find” will each sell for prices above six figures when the buyer’s premiums are tacked on at the close of bidding Friday night. Held in a single family for multiple generations, the collection included what is the only graded example of the 1914 Texas Tommy Ty Cobb and one of two known Joe Jackson cards from the same set.
I recent days, SCP added a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle graded SGC 6 to its online catalog. Another SGC 6 sold for over $111,625 Wednesday afternoon through Hunt Auctions.
Bidding concludes Friday night at SCPAuctions.com.