Carlton Fisk’s famous World Series game-winning home run ball is going home—at least temporarily.
The ball belted off the left field foul pole at Fenway Park in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series gave the Boston Red Sox a dramatic win over the eventual World Series champion Cincinnati Reds.
Picked up by left fielder George Foster, the ball eventually made its way into the hobby and on June 21 and 22 it’ll be on display at the ballpark, just steps from the spot where it clanked off what’s now known as the “Fisk Pole.”
The display is a promotion between the Red Sox and with fractional shares platform Collectable, which will offer shares of ownership to fans for $5 each beginning Tuesday.
“We are excited to bring one of the most important artifacts in Red Sox history back to Fenway Park and to the exact spot this iconic moment occurred,” stated Ezra Levine, CEO of Collectable.
Foster originally consigned the ball to Lelands in 1999 where it sold for $113,273. Fifteen years later, the new owner—a private collector—consigned it to Robert Edward Auctions where it sold to Keith Olbermann for $142,000. Last fall, Olbermann announced he was turning it over to Collectable to sell on its platform. Collectable is placing a $280,000 valuation on the ball.
Fisk’s Game 6 walk-off home run off Pat Darcy routinely cracks Top Ten countdowns of baseball’s most memorable moments, and Game 6 itself was voted baseball’s greatest game ever by the MLB Network. The Reds went on to win Game 7, however, extending Boston’s long World Series drought that wouldn’t end until 2004.