Historic Cardinals Ball Can Be Yours (If You’ve Got The Cash)
The ball from one of the most important plays in Cardinals history can be yours (if you’ve got the cash, that is).
This ball last saw playing time on October 27, 2011 at Busch Stadium. Had this ball been a strike by Neftali Feliz, or caught by Nelson Cruz, it would have been the clinching final out for a forgettable World Series road win by the Texas Rangers.
But instead, this happened…
Game Six. Freese.
Still gives me chills.
Anyway, it’s now on some auction website that, admittedly, I’ve never heard of. Bidding started a few days ago at $5,000, which doesn’t REALLY seem like that much considering what some memorabilia hounds are paying these days. I mean, I don’t have that kinda cash just laying around, but if that Bartman ball fetched $106,000 only to be blown the hell up two months later, then surely $5,000 is no deal breaker for those with deep pockets for this sort of thing.
Anyway, the auction makes special note of the “dirt stains and other markings that show the game use of this ball” but I’m sure those will come out if you just toss it in the dishwasher on high (kidding, don’t do that).
Looks like the ball is up to $7,000 after five bids. Interested buyers have, as of this writing, 15 days, 10 hours, 13 minutes and 51 seconds left to bid. 50 seconds. 49 seconds. 48 seconds.
You know what, just go to the page and check it out for yourself.