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Bill Buckner ball up For auction

04/12/2012 at 8:11 am By


The infamous baseball that dribbled between the legs of Bill Buckner in the ’86 World Series will soon be up for auction. Again.

Just last year it was placed on eBay with a $1M price tag.

This time, however, there is no reserve when it will be auctioned from May 3-5. It is expected to bring in at least $100,000, a far cry from $1M.

Seth Swirskey is selling the ball after buying it from none other than Charlie Sheen.

Here is an excerpt of the auction details:

The infamous “Buckner Ball” from the 1986 World Series, Game Six, perhaps the most recognized baseball in the world, will the be the centerpiece of The Seth Swirsky Collection when it comes across the block as part of Heritage Auctions’ May 3-5 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction. The ball, being offered without a reserve, is expected to bring more than $100,000.
“This is indeed the ball that dribbled between Bill Buckner’s legs when Mookie Willson hit his ‘little roller’ up the line in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, giving the Mets the win,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Vintage Sports Auctions at Heritage. “It represented the cumulative crushed hopes of generations of Red Sox fans for almost 20 years until the Sox finally shook the curse in 2004. It’s a crucial piece of baseball history and easily the most notorious baseball ever hit – or missed – depending on how you look at it.”

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