Once upon a time, in 2006, the were going for $1,000 each, at Robert Edward Auctions, a New Jersey auction house. And he planned only to sell 30 of them.
“This is where the baseball collectibles field has impact on the history of the game,” Rob Lifson, president of Robert Edward Auctions, told the New York Daily News. “The collectibles field is not just shadowing the game — it’s affecting its history.”
Now, Walmart has a piece of it. With a deep discounted.
It’s up on the cut-rate retailer’s website (linked here), just $189.99, saying it was slashed from $299.99. Gift options not available.
Interesting, the item is officially licensed by Major League Baseball.
As any good shopper knows, you can’t always get the best bargains at Walmart.
Go further, and there’s more discounts available. It’s actually $30 cheaper at Amazon.com (for $159.99, only three left in stock).
Fansedge.com also has it for $189.99. Centerfieldsports.com has it for $249.99.
At PeteRose.com, he’s got a classier version: A black ball (get it?) with gold ink. For $399.99.