Dallas, TX - Heritage Auction Galleries, the World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer, has offered to purchase the baseball that Barry Bonds hits to assume the career home run record of 756 for $1 million, announced Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions for the Dallas, Texas-headquartered auction house.
The San Francisco Giants slugger is expected to crush his 756th home run to top legendary Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron's total some time in the late spring or early summer. The lucky owner who delivers the historic sphere, as verified by MLB, is invited to redeem the baseball for the million-dollar bounty at a Dallas press conference within fifteen days of the record-breaking homer.
"The career home run record is arguably the most significant in American sport," explained Ivy. "It's an individual achievement that illustrates consummate skill, power and durability in our National Pastime. The baseball that sets the mark could truly be considered 'priceless,' but we expect that one million dollars will be very tempting to the fan who catches the ball."
However, if the fan that secures the baseball believes it to be worth well in excess of one million dollars, Heritage will offer an alternative option. "We will waive our standard seller's fee should the owner decide to let the market determine the price tag at auction," explained Ivy. "With Heritage Auctions' ability to market this historic item to interested buyers worldwide, there is a very strong chance that this baseball will see heavy bidding at auction."
Heritage Sports Collectibles specializes in rare and collectible sports cards, as well as uniforms, equipment, and related vintage sports memorabilia. Consignments for future Signature Sports Auctions are currently being accepted. Prospective consignors or sellers of quality vintage sports cards and sports memorabilia are encouraged to contact:
Chris Ivy at 800-872-6467 Ext. 319 or email: Civy@HA.com
Mike Gutierrez at 800-872-6467 Ext. 183 or email: MikeG@HA.com
Mark Jordan at 800-872-6467 Ext. 187 or email: MarkJ@HA.com
Jonathan Scheier at 800-872-6467 Ext. 314 or email: JonathanS@HA.com
To order the next Heritage Sports Collectibles Signature catalog, contact Christina Stephens, or write c/o Heritage Sports Collectibles, 3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor, Dallas, TX 75219.