The jersey Steph Curry wore to set the record for the most three-point baskets in playoff history sold for $97,790 late last week through NBA Auctions. The jersey was worn last month in the Golden State Warriors’ Round 1, Game 1 series with the L.A. Clippers when Curry reached 386 career three-pointers to set the new mark.
Curry connected on eight three-pointers that night, scoring 38 points to go along with a career playoff high 15 rebounds and seven assists.
Twenty bids were entered for the jersey.
Kevin Durant’s jersey from the same game went for $53,100. Durant moved to 15th on the NBA’s career playoff scoring list in the 121-104 win.
The “We Believe” 1990s-style jersey worn by Curry on the final night of the regular season, when Golden State clinched home court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs, sold for $73,060 last week.
It looks like the fan who grabbed the home run ball hit by Albert Pujols last Thursday in Detroit that gave him 2,000 career RBIs will be giving it back.
Ely Hydes was at the game with some friends. He says Tigers officials pressured him to give it back in exchanged for some autographed memorabilia and maybe a chance to meet Pujols, with one telling him the ball would “have no value” if he left the park.
Detroit @tigers fan Ely Hydes says he plans to give Los Angeles @Angels ‘ Albert Pujols homerun baseball to the Hall of Fame “if they want it.” https://t.co/kHjwGvp0Bw
— FOX 47 News (@FOX47News) May 12, 2019
The ball was likely worth a small five-figure price but Hydes says he wasn’t that interested in selling it. After “sleeping on it” he decided he was ready to turn it over to Pujols (who had encouraged him to keep it) or give it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hydes spoke to the Detroit News about the whole affair.
A reporter for the University of Florida’s WUFT-TV recently produced a story on the hobby. Reporter Charles White stopped in at The Meelypops shop in Gainesville, discussing changes such as the influence of social media, box breaking, flipping and more. You can watch it below.