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Old 10-12-2019, 03:00 PM
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Default Pete Alonso 52nd Home Run Ball

Not vintage (unless something from a game played two weeks ago qualfies ), but definitely game-used.

MLB is auctioning Pete Alonso's record-tying 52nd home run ball, which has been signed and inscribed by the "Polar Bear."



There were no issues about authenticity because the ball hit a wall and bounced back onto the field. Here's a screenshot from the live SNY (Mets) broadcast, showing the ball bouncing back onto the field after hitting the wall...



(In the above image, the ball is the diagonal white line just above the orange home run line, over the word "care.")

After the game, the Mets tweeted a picture of Alonso holding the authenticated ball - note the hologram sticker - with the message "It's a keeper for @Pete_Alonso20!"



The reason I thought the auction might be of interest to you is that, with 43 bids in and eight days to go, the current high bid is $10,530.

You all know that I'm a Mets fan. I'm also a Pete Alonso fan, and if you don't believe me, here's proof:



If that doesn't serve as the ironest of iron-clad documentation, nothing will.

Anyway, I'm saying this because, even though it's the Mets, and even though it's Pete Alonso, and even though it's a milestone ball... ten thousand dollars for a ball from a game that was only played two weeks ago? I'm shaking my head so much you'd think I was trying to be a real-life version of my bobblehead...

Pete Alonso Autographed Game-Used Baseball - Alonso Ties MLB Rookie Record for Most HRs in a Season - Inscribed "Career HR #52, Ties Single Season Rookie HR Record" - Dallas Keuchel to Pete Alonso - Home Run - 1st Inning - Mets vs. Braves - 9/27/19
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:58 PM
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More power to who ever is passionate or silly enough to land it. I own McGwires Rookie HR ball #38 autographed and inscribed as such. At that time he tied the MLB record for HRs by a rookie and set the AL record. I was offered more than 10k for it before the PED scandals. I suppose I should have taken it. Oh well...
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:12 AM
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Another stellar modern autograph.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:35 AM
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More power to who ever is passionate or silly enough to land it. I own McGwires Rookie HR ball #38 autographed and inscribed as such. At that time he tied the MLB record for HRs by a rookie and set the AL record. I was offered more than 10k for it before the PED scandals. I suppose I should have taken it. Oh well...
Congrats on owning the McGwire ball, that is AWESOME!

I really like that this ball is authenticated and you will receive the real ball. It ties a ML record so it should bring a ton of cash.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:37 AM
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Mets fand have so little to be happy about, makes sense this ball goes for that much. What else are they going to buy modern?
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:19 PM
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Then- "It's a keeper"
A couple weeks later - "It's up for auction"

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:24 AM
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Then- "It's a keeper"
A couple weeks later - "It's up for auction"

I think we have all had that happen. I know I wanted a fairly rare Joe DiMaggio really bad. After I got one I was like damn this is a ugly card and sold it.
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Mets fand have so little to be happy about, makes sense this ball goes for that much. What else are they going to buy modern?
I don't know, maybe the current, possibly 2x Cy Young winner? Tom Seaver? Dwight Gooden? Santana no-hitter stuff? Piazza?
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Then- "It's a keeper"
A couple weeks later - "It's up for auction"

Steve, at least on this forum, I can count on one hand the number of forum members who sell their 'keepers' after only 2 weeks. They exist, but they are not common. 6 months maybe, but not 2 weeks.
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Steve, at least on this forum, I can count on one hand the number of forum members who sell their 'keepers' after only 2 weeks. They exist, but they are not common. 6 months maybe, but not 2 weeks.
Not gonna lie, I'm HORRIBLE with this- after the chase some things are no longer "fun"
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Not gonna lie, I'm HORRIBLE with this- after the chase some things are no longer "fun"
I think you are onto something. The chase often is most of it.
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I don't think paying 10K for that ball is anywhere remotely as crazy as someone paying 25K for an Alonso or Acuna or Judge special purple refractor diamond card (15/25).
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Steve, at least on this forum, I can count on one hand the number of forum members who sell their 'keepers' after only 2 weeks. They exist, but they are not common. 6 months maybe, but not 2 weeks.
It just struck me as odd that a player would get a milestone ball like that, declare it a keeper than almost instantly sell it.

Flipping collectibles is one thing, but when there's that personal connection - "this is the ball that I set a record with" that seems strange.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:27 PM
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It just struck me as odd that a player would get a milestone ball like that, declare it a keeper than almost instantly sell it.

Flipping collectibles is one thing, but when there's that personal connection - "this is the ball that I set a record with" that seems strange.
It's raising money for a charity.
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And there is the real possibility that now that Pete Alonso has the ball he hit for Home run 53 he could let go of Home run 52..
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