Posted February 27, 2014

Taunt the Reds Fan in Your Life: Carlton Fisk’s World Series Home Run Ball for Sale

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The ball from Carlton Fisk’s famous World Series Game 6 foul-pole home run is coming up for auction for the first time in 15 years.

For many years the ball was in the possession of Reds leftfielder George Foster, who caught the ball as it fell onto the field after hitting the foul marker. The ball was auctioned off in 1999 for $113,273, to Rick Elfman, who was in high school when he attended Game 6.

Now Elfman is looking to sell the ball, along with an autographed picture of the moment, with bidding opening at $100,000.

(Via Sports Collectors Daily)

(Via Sports Collectors Daily)

[Sports Collectors Daily]

5 comments
MrArlington
MrArlington

I'd pay no more than a few hundred bucks for the ball. The fans from this era who would truly find significance of this ball are dying.

fabio.fantone
fabio.fantone

@MrArlington Not many fans of this era could afford this ball. There are only a handful of HR balls the last 50 years with major significance. This is right in the middle of the handful. And its related to two of the most storied franchises in the majors. My .02¢

Jesus Hitler
Jesus Hitler

@fabio.fantone @MrArlington  I'm torn on this... On one hand, I wasn't quite born yet, but I still regard this as an iconic baseball play (and make no mistakes I am no fan of the Red Sox).  But I believe it's actually worth LESS now that the Red Sox have put their old legacy of failure behind them  There is not a generation of people clinging onto this moment as the symbol of "success".  The moment is mentioned in popular culture and it films such as "Good Will Hunting" that I find it hard to believe the moment will fade into obscurity.  But yes, Sox fans discovered that winning is a better grip than being a woe-is-me loser.  Wish Cubs fans would take note.