Aaron Judge 62nd home run ball underwhelms at auction
Lesson of the day: When someone offers you $3 million for Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball, you take it.
This was the lesson that Cory Youmans, the fan who caught Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball, learned the hard way.
Aaron Judge – American League Record Home Run Ball Sold at Auction
Just last month Youmans turned down an offer of $3 million for the ball that set the AL record for most home runs in a season. He instead entrusted Goldin Auctions to sell the ball and hopefully spark a bidding war.
The auction closed Saturday night. The winning bid? $1.5 million dollars.
For our readers that aren’t good at math, that’s exactly half as much he was privately offered.
Truly embarrassing. Imagine only having $1.5 million when you could have had $3 million? He won’t even net fifty percent of the original offer once Goldin Auctions takes their cut. I hope the poor guy can find a way to sleep tonight.
It’s not surprising that the auction netted such a low return. You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Aaron Judge even hit 62 home runs this year. The most exciting part of when he hit the home run was the guy that went flying over the railing trying to catch it. Outside of that, who really gives a shit about an American League home run record?
A fun added wrinkle to the whole debacle is that in spite of Roger Maris’ annoying son going on and on about how Aaron Judge was the true home run king, Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball went for more than double what Aaron Judge’s did at auction.
The people have clearly spoken. Baseball is just worth more when steroids are involved.
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