The ball hit by Bryce Harper to clinch the 2018 Home Run Derby was on the auction block not long after it settled back to earth.
MLB Auctions had the authenticated red and white ball on the block just after Harper hit his 19th homer in a dual with Kyle Schwarber Monday night. By Tuesday afternoon, bidding had surpassed $2,000. A second ball hit by Harper during the competition was also up for grabs as part of an ongoing series of All-Star Week gear auctions. Autographed jerseys, items from the Futures and Celebrity Softball games were also up for bid.
Bidding for Harper’s Derby-winning ball will end July 23.
Meanwhile, Topps trotted out what we think is one of the best NOW cards ever made–an image of Harper in full red, white and blue celebratory mode. Part of a bundle of NOW cards from the Derby, they were priced at $9.99 (less in quantity) and will be available through early Wednesday afternoon (or you can just go to eBay and buy them cheaper from those who bought in quantity at a lower price). There were autographed versions, too. Within an hour though, all were sold out, even those priced at $300 and up.
Topps also partnered with Stance, the apparel company that makes the colorful socks. Cards with little pieces of the socks were also being sold online. You can check it all out here.