A couple of months ago, the memorable go-ahead three-run blast that was sent out of Minute Maid Park in Game 6 of the World Series off the bat of Jorge Soler was put up for auction.
Yeah, this one.
Still thinking about Jorge Soler pic.twitter.com/z2v4dtPme0
— WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS Barstool Atlanta (@Barstool_ATL) December 7, 2021
That moonshot — which did actually land, contrary to popular belief — turned out to be the nail in the coffin of the Houston Astros. The ball physically left the stadium and was picked up by a couple of fans that were at a party in an apartment across the street. It was then put up for auction a couple of months later, and there was no shortage of suitors.
The minimum bid was set at $25k. About a month ago, the ball had five bids, with the highest being just over $40,000. The reserve had still yet to be met, but that didn’t last long. Yesterday, the ball sold for north of $70,000.
Jorge Soler’s home run ball from Game 6 of the World Series sold for over $70K 😳 pic.twitter.com/bzHPJXbkKU
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) February 20, 2022
It must be nice to have that kind of cash on hand, but I’m interested to see what kind of investment this purchase is. In a couple of decades, who knows what kind of money the owner could fetch.