Albert Pujols’ historic #700 HR ball has been on the auction block and as of Oct. 29th bidding has reached $140,000.
Goldin Auctions had acknowledged receiving the ball on consignment in a video posted on social media a couple of weeks ago, where Marlowe Leal (the Dodgers fan who caught the ball) had consigned it to Goldin.
Pujols it HR #699 in the 3rd inning of the Cardinals/Dodgers game on Sept. 23, 2022 at Dodger Stadium and the next inning hit the historic #700 off of Phil Bickford.
Many fans took to social media after the homerun was hit on whether or not they would have returned the ball to Pujols or try to cash in on such a piece of baseball history.
But after the game, Pujols said “Souvenirs are for the fans. I don’t have any problem if they want to keep it. If they want to give it back, that’s great. But at the end of the day, I don’t focus on material stuff.”
While Barry Bonds’ 700th HR ball went for $804,000 back in 2004, it’s Mark McGwire’s #70 HR ball that holds the record in cost, as it sold for $3M at auction to comic book creator Todd McFarlane.
The current auction that includes Albert Pujols’ #700, is set to run through Nov. 5, 2022 and also includes:
May 8, 2019 – Stephen Curry NBA Western Conference Semifinals Game 5 game-used Jersey vs. Houston Rockets
April 17, 2010 – LeBron James Eastern Conference 1st Round Game 1 game-used, autographed and inscribed Nike VII Sneakers
March 2, 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain 100 point game ticket stub – Warriors vs. Knicks – PSA GD 2
2009-10 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #101 Stephen Curry rookie card (#46/50) – BGS MINT 9
2017 Panini Flawless Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) Silver Patrick Mahomes II signed rookie card (#20/20) – PSA GEM MINT 10
2021 Panini Flawless Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) Platinum Trevor Lawrence autographed patch rookie card (#1/1)
1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie Card – PSA 10
With just a week left you can bid on Pujols’ 700 by visiting Goldin’s website: Bid now: ow.ly/ysno50LmMEw