Day: June 15, 2020

Baseball fan paid $3 million for Mark McGwire’s 70th homer in 1998 season

How much would you pay for a piece of history?

For one baseball fan, $3 million was a fair price for Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from the 1998 homer chase.

Todd McFarlane is an avid baseball collector, and at the beginning of “Long Gone Summer” shows off his incredible collection. He’s got Sammy Sosa’s 33rd home run from the same season– a record breaker as it was Sosa’s 20th homer in June, McGwire’s first homer from that season, which he hit on Opening Day, among many others.

But the “Big Boy,” as McFarlane calls it, ran him $2.7 at auction. Add taxes and fees, and the final bill ran “a hair over $3 million.”

But why buy the baseballs over memorabilia from other sports?

“If Wayne Gretzky breaks a goals scored record,” McFarlane said on “Long Gone Summer,” “He puts the puck in the net, ‘Time!’ and they

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