What we know, or still don’t, about ownership of the Gibson ’88 home run ball


CNBC Sports Business reporter Darren Rovell combs through the responses received (linked here) after asking, in light of the Kirk Gibson auction of his bat, helmet and uniform, whatever happened to the ball.

Of the 250-plus emails, and 31 people who claimed to have it or know where it is, the most convincing evidence with video and a photograph leads to Ed Moran, who says his uncle Carlos got it, and they have this blogspot with some interesting evidence (linked here).

Rovell also seems to have found someone taking ownership of the red breaklights that you can see in the video beyond the right-field pavilion, in the parking lot, that show a stream of cars leaving early.

“I don’t have the ball, however, I was the ‘poor sucker’ in the parking lot! I was 14 years old at the time and my dad made me and my brothers leave early to catch a flight back home to Salt Lake,” writes someone named Tommy Allen. “Needless to say, I didn’t talk to my dad for a long time. Of course we joke about it now, but it still hurts when I read articles like yours. Thanks for bringing back the pain!”

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