How much would you be willing to pay for the Barry Bonds record-breaking home run ball?

Posted by Andy Durham on August 3, 2007 at 11:31 am under Professional | 6 Comments to Read

What would be the going rate if you were wanting to purchase the Barry Bonds record-breaking home run ball? And the same can be said if you were trying to sell it. I’d be willing to pay $1000.00 to $1,500.00 for it and then maybe I could sell it and make a few bucks.

Who will get this ball after it is hit? Does the ball go directly to Major League Baseball or does it become the property of Barry Bonds? Will Bonds have to buy the ball back from the fan that catches it?

I bet you if Rob Shelton out of Greenville, South Carolina got his hands on that Barry Bonds home run ball he would donate it to the News and Record so that Allan Johnson could sell it and place the proceeds into the Meyer Anthony retirement fund. What would a man like Not Jim Melvin do with this piece of history?

The pace for the Big Home Run event is picking up and I heard baseball announcer Jon Miller on the Jim Rome Show the other day and he was telling JR that even the opposing broadcasters were jumping on the bandwagon. Miller said there was this guy calling the games for the other team and he was saying that Barry Bonds breaking the record, that’s no big deal. Then when Bonds jacked one out of the park the opposing play-by-play guy goes crazy. “Look out, thar she goes, Oh My, that sucker’s LONG GONE, can you believe it”…..

How much will that ball be worth? Are there any guesses out there? Maybe that ball will show up on the annual MASN telethon one day. Don Tilley of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department says MASN can’t ever come in here because of the MLB coverage map that won’t let them into this area. Is it Time Warner or MLB keeping MASN out of this market?

Good food for thought and not too heavy on the calories.


  • Doug Cockman said,

    Don Tilley’s information is wrong here. MASN not being on in this area has nothing to do with MLB and everything to do with Time-Warner Cable. Greensboro is part of the MLB TV Territories of the Braves, Reds, Orioles and Nationals. If Time Warner would put MASN in its line-up, then the Orioles and Nationals could be seen in this market. Folks who have Direct TV and receive MASN can watch Baltimore and Washington games in Greensboro. The problem is with MASN and Time-Warner. MASN wants to be on standard tier while TW wants to put MASN on a premium tier. MASN wants to be in the most homes possible because of advertising and more people have the standard tier. This is very similar to the problem TW has with the NFL Network. Time-Warner needs to get it in gear and put MASN and the NFL Network in its line-up. Lets not muddy this issue with facts that are not correct.

  • Bill said,

    BARRY BONDS CAN STICK THAT BASEBALL UP HIS BUTT

  • Marshall Brown said,

    Yes, thank you Bill! If I happened to be there and happened to get it I would want some money for it, but as far as what it is worth to me… I would just assume toss it in a dump somewhere…

  • El Gordo said,

    MASN is and has been available in this area thru DirecTV. I’ve watched plenty of O’s & Nat’s games this summer. Dump the cable, people!

    Hey Jocko, when can we expect another extravaganza at the Sportatorium on Phillips Ave?

  • Andy said,

    I read an article in Saturday’s Winston-Salem Journal and it said, collectors are saying that record-tying home run ball could bring six figures, and No. 756 could be worth up to $500,000. The tickets in right field at Petco Park in San Diego are going for $100 for the regular $27 seats.

    Bonds himself is saying, “I had a little kid come up to me the other day in LA and say he would give the ball back to me, I said are you stupid? You’d have more money than your parents”.

    Sammy Sandoval is now booking all events at The Sandoval Center on Phillips.

  • Rob said,

    Apologies for being so out of the loop around here. I’ll try and keep up better during football season. Oh yeah, who cares!