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Barry Bonds' record-setting 762nd home run ball up for auction again

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Nobody has ever hit more home runs in their MLB career than Barry Bonds. His 762 homers during his 22-year career still remains the all-time record.

That 762nd home run ball is a piece of history, and someone is going to own it soon.

The Action Network's Darren Rovell reported Tuesday the ball has been put up for auction. The bidding starts at $50,000.

The two-run homer came against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Sept. 5, 2007, off of Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning of the 5-3 win for the Giants. 

And this ball had a weird, historic journey since it was hit.

Jameson Sutton was the lucky fan who retrieved the ball, but it wasn’t as storybook as that. Sutton actually reached over the fence to make the catch which meant umpires could have ruled fan interference in what would have made a dent in history.

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This is also not the first time the ball has been up for sale. Back in April 2008, it sold for $376,612, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Last year, it sold for $282,900 at auction.

 

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