It looks like Albert Pujols’ 700th home run ball may be going on the market—or sold privately.
The ball sailed into the grandstand at Dodger Stadium Friday night where a Dodgers fan appeared to make a nice catch.
Fox Sports’ Ben Verlander indicated a friend at the ballpark told him the Cardinals tried to negotiate a deal to get it back but the fan opted to leave the park with it.
The baseball is marked with special ink that can’t be seen with the naked eye so it won’t be hard to authenticate.
Pujols didn’t seem too upset about potentially not getting it back.
`”Souvenirs are for the fans. I don’t have any problem if they want to keep it,” he said after the game. “If they want to give it back, that’s great. But at the end of the day, I don’t focus on material stuff.”
The 2020 Panini National Treasures Justin Herbert Rookie Patch Autograph 1/1 Red Laundry Tag sold for $228,000 late Saturday night, to pace Goldin’s September Monthly auction. Graded BGS GEM MINT 9.5, with a Beckett 10 autograph grade, the card drew 10 bids.
Last week, the National Treasures Platinum NFL Shield Herbert 1/1 RPA sold for $1.8 million.
Also sold in the most recent auction: a 1998-99 SkyBox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Michael Jordan (#28/50) graded PSA NM 7 that went for $192,000. a PSA 5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that netted $134,400 and a PSA 8 1984-85 Star Company Michael Jordan rookie that realized $134,400.
Nick Wosicka is a collector so you can imagine what a thrill it is to see his own photography wind up on the front of a card.
The Minnesota-based photographer has seen his images on the front of Topps baseball cards and Upper Deck’s hockey cads for several years now.
He talked with Peta Pixel about how he got started as a professional photographer, what he looks for when shooting images for cards and more.