Hoping to ride the wave of publicity over Barry Bonds’ 715th HR ball, the pitcher who threw #714 has put his entire uniform and glove up for bid.
Brad Halsey served up Barry Bonds’ 714th home run earlier this season. He may have better moments than that before his career is over, but the A’s pitcher isn’t afraid to step up and offer pieces of his infamy to the collecting public.
Halsey, who has an exclusive deal with Locker Room Memorabilia of Tampa, FL, has turned over his cap, jersey, pants, glove and cleats from that game. Locker Room Memorabilia then turned the items over to AuctionWire, an auction agency based in Toronto and New York that assisted in the sale of the Bonds 715 ball.
AuctionWire often handles high profile items with eBay. “Companies and charitable foundations sometimes seek to use eBay as a marketing tool to get their message out,” co-founder David Romeo told SportsCollectorsDaily.com Thursday evening. “We help coordinate that.”
Romeo says 10% of the proceeds from the Halsey uniform will go to the American Cancer Society.
The auction will run for 7 days and began Friday night.
Meanwhile, we await the college student who has the #714 ball who said he’d see how #715 fared before deciding what to do with the one he caught.