When it comes to baseball memorabilia, few players are more conscious than those in the game today.
He’s not an ‘off the rack’ kind of guy. Barry Bonds buys his own equipment, thank you. And he knows exactly what to do with it when he’s done.
Four years ago, Bonds began authenticating everything he wears from each home run. He then either boxes and stores the mementos in the archives he keeps at his home or places especially significant pieces behind glass in his own personal second-floor Hall of Fame.
He has an empty spot already picked out in a climate-controlled trophy room for all his stuff from No. 756. His helmet from #755 was turned over to the Hall of Fame in a brown paper bag. Bonds, though, isn’t the only collector in the game.