A Texas Rangers fan who caught New York Yankee Aaron Judge’s historic 62nd home run in the stands Tuesday night already has a $2 million offer on the collectible.
“I think the offer is way above fair, if he’s willing to sell it,” JP Cohen, owner of Memory Lane, a California-based auction house that deals in sports memorabilia, told The Associated Press.
He said he has yet to hear from Cory Youmans, the owner of the ball.
Youmans was ejected by safety after the spectacular catch from the front row of the 31st section in left field with a glove on Tuesday for his safety. He told reporters at the time that he hadn’t “thought about it” when asked what he could do with the ball.
AARON JUDGE’s 62nd home run: NEW DETAILS EMERGE IN FANS’ SEARCH FOR MILESTONE BALL
He reportedly works in the financial industry.
Judge’s home run on Tuesday was an all-time record for the American League and the seventh-most in major league history.
The Yankees broke Roger Maris’ 1961 American League record of 61 home runs in a season, leading Maris’ son Roger Maris Jr. to call him the “new KING OF CLEAN SCHEDULES”.
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Three other players, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, have hit at least 62 home runs in a season, but all of them were associated with performance-enhancing drugs.
McGwire’s 70th home run in 1998 was auctioned off by a record $3 million.
Cohen said his company has a relationship with the Yankees and would be willing to loan it to the team for an exhibition.
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Judge also said it would be “cool to get him back, but that’s a memory for a fan. He made a big sack there, and they have every right to it.”
Ryan Morik of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.