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#1 Posted on 25.6.03 1744.54
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That's right, the story that never ends just did.

Todd McFarlane bought the Bonds 73rd homer ball. For $450K. (No link yet because it just finished.) From what I heard, the ball would need to go for over $700,000 for both of the people that claimed it to break even. Allow me to point and laugh at them... sure, they had the ball, but they're both taking baths over this.

And Cathy Elkies, the auctioneer? I think I'd like to be her baby-daddy. If I could find a pic, I'd show ya. But her banter during the auction itself was worth the price of admission.
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#2 Posted on 25.6.03 1756.07
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I'm astonished at the final price.

Those two dinks really cost this ball it's real price. I bet on resale (ok, maybe he won't sell it) it would go for at least $1mil.
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#3 Posted on 25.6.03 1850.35
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    That's right, the story that never ends just did.

    Todd McFarlane bought the Bonds 73rd homer ball. For $450K. (No link yet because it just finished.) From what I heard, the ball would need to go for over $700,000 for both of the people that claimed it to break even. Allow me to point and laugh at them... sure, they had the ball, but they're both taking baths over this.

    And Cathy Elkies, the auctioneer? I think I'd like to be her baby-daddy. If I could find a pic, I'd show ya. But her banter during the auction itself was worth the price of admission.




Dr., I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt that way about the auctioneer.
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#4 Posted on 26.6.03 1454.12
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Could easily be simple BS, but on "The Bob and Tom Show" on the radio this morning, a caller said that he worked with one of the guys who had # 73 and he was going to net a whopping $4,000 from the sale after taxes, attorney fees, etc.

It is sort of strange how the difference in public perception distorted the free-market value of Bonds' #73 as compared to McGwire's #70.
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#5 Posted on 26.6.03 1655.11
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    And Cathy Elkies, the auctioneer? I think I'd like to be her baby-daddy. If I could find a pic, I'd show ya. But her banter during the auction itself was worth the price of admission.


Yeah, the first thought that came to my mind was that "Do they usually do that? If so, I've got to start attending more auctions!" Somehow I doubt she'd be so flirtacious with guys that couldnt afford to drop six-figures for a baseball.

Regarding the ball itself, I think they should've followed the Biblical precedent: Saw the ball in half, and give each stooge a piece.
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