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(Indy100)   "Two million dollars? For a baseball? No thank you, I think I can get a bit more for it elsewhere"   (indy100.com) divider line
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569 clicks; posted to Sports » on 06 Oct 2022 at 1:31 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 12:57:00 PM  
Not worth 10 to me
I've got a shelf of autographed sports junk
Steelers Superbowl balks. Pirates world series balls, gloves.
Not really much more than some thing to sell when I'm gone
 
2022-10-06 1:01:17 PM  
I'm sure he'll get branded a Wall Street douche and all of that.

But, honestly, I'd try to get every penny I could for it as well.

It's a once in a lifetime payout and it's going to wind up in private hands anyway, not in Aaron Judge's trophy room.
 
2022-10-06 1:37:37 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'm sure he'll get branded a Wall Street douche and all of that.

But, honestly, I'd try to get every penny I could for it as well.

It's a once in a lifetime payout and it's going to wind up in private hands anyway, not in Aaron Judge's trophy room.


He's a douche for jumping in front of the guy that was about to catch it.
 
2022-10-06 1:43:07 PM  
He can get more. Why would he jump at the first offer?
 
2022-10-06 2:19:21 PM  

ChrisDe: NewportBarGuy: I'm sure he'll get branded a Wall Street douche and all of that.

But, honestly, I'd try to get every penny I could for it as well.

It's a once in a lifetime payout and it's going to wind up in private hands anyway, not in Aaron Judge's trophy room.

He's a douche for jumping in front of the guy that was about to catch it.


No sh*t? I did not know that.

Well, then I hope the world unloads on the douche.
 
2022-10-06 2:22:44 PM  
I'm well-aware that collectibles are selling at ridiculous rates these days, but the significance of the 62 HR doesn't seem all that amazing to me. I'm sure he did some research before turning down the offer, but Judge will likely have more #62 HR balls in his life.
 
2022-10-06 2:32:21 PM  

king of vegas: I'm well-aware that collectibles are selling at ridiculous rates these days, but the significance of the 62 HR doesn't seem all that amazing to me. I'm sure he did some research before turning down the offer, but Judge will likely have more #62 HR balls in his life.


He might, but I'd bet against it. Not a knock on Judge, just that 62 is rare, Judge isn't that young, and he doesn't have the best track record of staying healthy.
 
2022-10-06 2:37:45 PM  
However, in a story from USA Today, Youmans might not need to get his hands on the cash because he is a Vice-President of Fisher Investments, a company that manages $197bn worldwide.

Youmans is also married to Dallas sports reporter and Bachelor Nation alum Bri Amaranthus.


This young fella is on a roll.

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2022-10-06 2:40:28 PM  
He's an idiot.   It's not like Judge set a major league record or anything else.   It's a team record.  They don't keep separate league records anymore, so he's like 6th on the list.   Yay, I guess.

Look, in 1998, Greg Vaughn set the Padres record for homer runs, with 50.   What was that ball worth?   Jim Thome his 52 for Cleveland in 2002.   I bet that fan got an autograph and a signed ball.   But it's the YANKEE$ so OMFG this guy is the king of baseball.
 
2022-10-06 2:40:30 PM  

snowybunting: However, in a story from USA Today, Youmans might not need to get his hands on the cash because he is a Vice-President of Fisher Investments, a company that manages $197bn worldwide.

Youmans is also married to Dallas sports reporter and Bachelor Nation alum Bri Amaranthus.


This young fella is on a roll.

[Fark user image 648x433]


You could slice a loaf of bread with those knees.
 
2022-10-06 2:40:31 PM  

snowybunting: However, in a story from USA Today, Youmans might not need to get his hands on the cash because he is a Vice-President of Fisher Investments, a company that manages $197bn worldwide.

Youmans is also married to Dallas sports reporter and Bachelor Nation alum Bri Amaranthus.


This young fella is on a roll.

[Fark user image 648x433]


Are those two pictures of the baseball bat Judge used to hit the HR?
 
2022-10-06 2:55:41 PM  
In other news, life isn't fair.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-06 2:55:44 PM  

Stud Gerbil: He's an idiot.   It's not like Judge set a major league record or anything else.   It's a team record.  They don't keep separate league records anymore, so he's like 6th on the list.   Yay, I guess.

Look, in 1998, Greg Vaughn set the Padres record for homer runs, with 50.   What was that ball worth?   Jim Thome his 52 for Cleveland in 2002.   I bet that fan got an autograph and a signed ball.   But it's the YANKEE$ so OMFG this guy is the king of baseball.


It's an AL record, not a team record, and he's 4th all time behind 3 known PED users. Pretty significant.

Still, like I said in the other thread, no questions asked I'm taking that 2 million immediately
 
2022-10-06 3:01:53 PM  

151: Stud Gerbil: He's an idiot.   It's not like Judge set a major league record or anything else.   It's a team record.  They don't keep separate league records anymore, so he's like 6th on the list.   Yay, I guess.

Look, in 1998, Greg Vaughn set the Padres record for homer runs, with 50.   What was that ball worth?   Jim Thome his 52 for Cleveland in 2002.   I bet that fan got an autograph and a signed ball.   But it's the YANKEE$ so OMFG this guy is the king of baseball.

It's an AL record, not a team record, and he's 4th all time behind 3 known PED users. Pretty significant.

Still, like I said in the other thread, no questions asked I'm taking that 2 million immediately


I guess old geezers who pine for olden days in baseball still care about "league records", but, now with rampant inter league play (going to EVERY team next year) and NL having the DH, at least to me separate AL/NL "League" records seem dated.

I mean, nobody sits and talks about the "AFC record for rushing TDs" or the "Western Conference record for blocked shots".   Baseball had it because historically the leagues were separate other than the WS, but, man that is old news now.
 
2022-10-06 3:01:54 PM  

151: It's an AL record


there's no such thing as "AL records" and hasn't been for decades
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-10-06 3:06:12 PM  

ElwoodCuse: 151: It's an AL record

there's no such thing as "AL records" and hasn't been for decades


Not officially. We've been this horse to death and back, not doing it again. It's significant. Also person above, I'm 40. If that's an old geezer, guess I'll go coffin shopping this weekend.
 
2022-10-06 3:18:14 PM  

151: ElwoodCuse: 151: It's an AL record

there's no such thing as "AL records" and hasn't been for decades

Not officially. We've been this horse to death and back, not doing it again. It's significant. Also person above, I'm 40. If that's an old geezer, guess I'll go coffin shopping this weekend.


I'm almost 50... I guess I'm just more pragmatic, and while I was a baseball and Cubs fan in the 80s & 90s, by the time the Cubs finally won in 2016, I was at least a decade or so out of caring about baseball on a daily basis too much (also I moved out of the Chicago area in 2003)... I watched them win it, and was happy for Chicago and fans they were finally able to, but, certainly didn't enjoy it as much as I would have in 1984, 1989, 1998 or 2003.
 
2022-10-06 4:09:18 PM  
The people that care about this "record" are all like 60 years old and above, so he'd better get busy selling before they get busy dying.
 
2022-10-06 4:24:14 PM  

Stud Gerbil: He's an idiot.   It's not like Judge set a major league record or anything else.   It's a team record.  They don't keep separate league records anymore, so he's like 6th on the list.   Yay, I guess.

Look, in 1998, Greg Vaughn set the Padres record for homer runs, with 50.   What was that ball worth?   Jim Thome his 52 for Cleveland in 2002.   I bet that fan got an autograph and a signed ball.   But it's the YANKEE$ so OMFG this guy is the king of baseball.


Like you said, it's the Yankees. If you don't think some wealthy guy in the city won't pay that or more, for a ball that broke a 61 year record, and is arguably the highest HR total with no asterisk.
 
2022-10-06 4:58:04 PM  

snowybunting: However, in a story from USA Today, Youmans might not need to get his hands on the cash because he is a Vice-President of Fisher Investments, a company that manages $197bn worldwide.

Youmans is also married to Dallas sports reporter and Bachelor Nation alum Bri Amaranthus.


This young fella is on a roll.

[Fark user image 648x433]


Dude, she was on "The Bachelor." That ball isn't the only thing the dude caught.
 
2022-10-06 6:42:14 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'm sure he'll get branded a Wall Street douche and all of that.


I mean he's still a Wall Street douche, but selling the ball is the right move.


HotWingConspiracy: He can get more. Why would he jump at the first offer?


Can he though?  I haven't really seen many reputable sources putting a number on it.  He might make more at auction, but it's still a risk.  A guaranteed 2 million seems good to me.


king of vegas: Judge will likely have more #62 HR balls in his life.


That's not really likely at all.
 
2022-10-06 8:31:22 PM  
He manages investments and is dumb enough to think it's gonna be worth MORE later? Should prolly lose his job. Take the $2 million.
 
2022-10-06 8:48:37 PM  
I can't wait for Judge to break his own record next season and devalue this ball.
 
2022-10-06 8:59:36 PM  
He's very rich. Maybe he wants to keep it for awhile.
 
2022-10-06 9:20:44 PM  
mark's ball got 3 million so me thinks he's getting lowballed
 
2022-10-06 10:30:53 PM  

ltdanman44: mark's ball got 3 million so me thinks he's getting lowballed


Mark's ball was the most ever in a season when it got that price, and is probably not worth that now.
 
2022-10-07 12:52:11 AM  

151: ElwoodCuse: 151: It's an AL record

there's no such thing as "AL records" and hasn't been for decades

Not officially. We've been this horse to death and back, not doing it again. It's significant. Also person above, I'm 40. If that's an old geezer, guess I'll go coffin shopping this weekend.


It's always good to plan ahead.
 
2022-10-07 8:46:34 AM  
I will say that we don't know what has transpired, just that he turned down the initial $2m offer... I likely would have (and he may have) countered with something like $2.5 or 3m and we don't know what the results of that are yet.  You know 2m was a low offer from the memorabilia company, knowing they could sell it for likely much more... or just to say they have it for publicity purposes.
 
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