Barry Bonds holds baseball’s all-time home run record, with 762 of those bad boys being hit over the fence. So when he hit that 762nd homer, one could assume that ball would be worth a lot.
And it turns out, it just might be.
And, in this case, it's all about timing.
When the historic ball first went up for auction in 2008, it sold for $376,612. Not bad. But now it's possibly worth about double. (!!!)
TMZ was told the ball could "fetch three-quarters of a million dollars by the time bidding ends."
Goldin Auctions is in charge of the ball, and their photos show it's still in pretty great shape, minus some rubbed dirt marks and an abrasion on the "stamped sweet spot." It's also complete with an affidavit of ownership from James Sutton, who gave the details of the September 2007 night he went to Coors Field to watch the Rockies host the Giants.
"Although I initially bobbled my attempt to catch the Barry Bonds #762 HR Baseball, I was sole person that was immediately and ultimately able to grab onto, hold and possess the Barry Bonds #762 HR Baseball (hereinafter referred to as 'Catch' or 'Catching')," Sutton stated in the affidavit. "I was the first person to touch the Barry Bonds #762 HR Baseball after it left the bat of Barry Bonds."
Sutton also stated in the affidavit that nobody besides himself has had possession of the ball.
Feeling lucky? Or have a ton of money? You have about 26 days left from the time this was written to place a bid on this piece of MLB history. The current minimum bid is $150,000.