Bill Buckner’s Infamous 1986 World Series Ball Goes Up for Auction for $1 Million
Want to own a part of baseball history? The ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs in game six of the 1986 world Series will hit eBay on October 15, and the auction will close 10 days later at the exact minute of the 25th anniversary of Buckner’s error.
Bidding starts at a cool $1 million.
“I love my collection. I don’t think I’ve ever sold anything from it,” Seth Swirsky, who currently owns the ball, told The Associated Press. “But that ball, it’s time to pass it along, to let someone else enjoy it.”
Actor Charlie Sheen previously owned the ball after buying it for $93,000 in 1992. Swirsky then paid $64,000 for it in 2000.
Swirsky added, “People ask, ‘Why would you have a ball about sorrow?’ To me, it’s encompasses the two emotions of the game. The highs and lows, all encapsulated in one ball.”