The record-breaking 756th home run ball hit by Barry Bonds was auctioned today for $752,457. Experts were surprised because they had expected it to go for only around $500,000.
Another Bonds’ home-run ball, No. 755 that tied Hank Aaron’s record, sold for $186,750 in the same auction.
Although prices were high, they don’t compare to the $3 million that was paid for St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record ball in 1998.