MLB Auctions wasted little time getting items from Game 1 of the 2019 World Series in front of the public.
Within minutes of the final out being recorded Tuesday night, several game-used items were already up for bids.
Among the hot tickets in the early going: the ball Juan Soto belted for a two-run double off Gerrit Cole in the fifth inning that gave Houston a 5-2 lead. By late Wednesday morning, bidding was already over $1,000.
The ball Soto hit for a home run in the fourth inning landed on the train tracks above the outfield wall.
Later retrieved, it was given to Soto who agreed to donate it to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This baseball has had quite an adventure, traveling 417 feet when Juan Soto homered in Game 1 of the World Series, and later being rescued from the Minute Maid Park train tracks. But its journey isn’t over yet: It’s now headed to Cooperstown! ?: Cooper Neill/MLB Photos pic.twitter.com/CcRgKHSZcU
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) October 24, 2019
The leadoff shot against Cole made the 20-year-old Soto the fourth-youngest player to homer in a World Series, behind only Andruw Jones, Miguel Cabrera and Mickey Mantle.
A game-used base used during innings 1-5 Tuesday night that showed plenty of use is also among the items being offered by MLB Auctions, along with a couple of other game-used baseballs.
The auction will run through Halloween night. More items are typically added each day.