Baseball’s authentication team is in every ballpark these days, capturing and recording even the most mundane artifacts, so you know they’re zeroing in on the Bonds-Aaron home run countdown.
But whatever happened to those ‘other’ baseballs from history-making moments?
As the chase to a new home run record continues, every baseball used in a game in which Barry Bonds plays from roughly here on out will be branded by Major League Baseball with imbedded, unique identification. MLB is being secretive about the method being used and exactly when implementation will begin.
Newsday examines the whereabouts of some historic baseballs and how the value and popularity of historic baseball items has people thinking about the 756th home run ball well before it leaves the yard.