One of baseball’s most famous errors is about to be for sale. The 1986 World Series ball that turned the tide of a World Series and turned a highly respected hitter into a target for merciless fans.
The ball hit by Mookie Wilson that trickled through the legs of the hobbling Red Sox first baseman in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series will go on eBay this month priced at $1 million. Seth Swirsky, a collector and Grammy-nominated songwriter has decided to offer it on eBay starting October 15.
The ball, once owned by Charlie Sheen, has pretty solid pr0venance.
A baseball history lover, Swirsky has written three books based on his personal to and from past and present players. He’ll time the auction so it ends at the exact moment of Buckner’s error some 25 years ago.
“I love my collection. I don’t think I’ve ever sold anything from it,” Swirsky told The Associated Press from his home in Los Angeles. “But that ball, it’s time to pass it along, to let someone else enjoy it.”
Swirsky has a letter of authenticity, written by former Mets’ traveling secretary Arthur Richman, detailing the history of the ball.