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BASEBALL BILL BUCKNER's LEGS 1986 WORLD SERIES MOOKIE WILSON METS RED SOX CURSE
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THE ACTUAL BALL THAT
WENT THROUGH BILL BUCKNER’S LEGS
in the 1986 WORLD SERIES

This October 25th marks the 25th anniversary of the THE PLAY, the most famous (or infamous) play in sports history, according to a 2006 ESPN poll of hundreds of thousands of fans.

THE BALL is being made available in this one-time, one-item auction.

After going through Buckner’s legs, THE BALL was picked up by rightfield umpire Ed  Montague who marked it with an “x”. He then gave it to N.Y. Mets Traveling Secretary Arthur Richmond, who handed it to Mookie Wilson who wrote on THE BALL: “To Arthur, The ball won it for us (signed) Mookie Wilson 10-25-86”.

THE BALL was then kissed by many of the jubilant Mets players accounting for the tobacco juice stain on THE BALL. THE BALL is accompanied by signed letters by Umpire Montague, Secretary Richmond and Mookie Wilson.

In 1992, Charlie Sheen payed a then record-breaking price for THE BALL... $93,500!

It was bought by pop songwriter Seth Swirsky in April, 2000 where it has been since. The underbidder both times was Keith Olbermann.

*** See THE BALL on Seth's website: http://seth.com/coll_histbseballs_01.html

This moment transcends baseball; it’s part of the American culture. Everyone remembers where they were when this play occurred. In early September, 2011, Larry David, on his show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” had Bill Buckner on as a guest. In the episode, Buckner drops a ball Larry throws to him. The very next day, Buckner’s old team, the Red Sox (who had a 9-game lead in the wild card race, with 18 games to play) started their historic losing streak that got them bounced from the playoffs on the last day of the season. The folklore of THE CURSE lives on! THE CURSE, that Buckner helped continue with his boot in the ’86 World Series, has started anew in Boston.

*** See the video of the historic Buckner play from the 1986 World Series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVrC2gwsJAI

Comparable prices realized for similar baseball memorabilia:

*Babe Ruth’s 1933 All-Star Game Home Run Ball, the first ever in the very 1st All-Star Game recently sold $850,000.

*Eddie Murray’s 500th Home Run Ball sold for $500,000 in 1996.

*Hank Aaron’s Last Home Run Ball sold for $850,000.

*Mark McGwire’s 70th Home Run Ball sold for $3,100,000.

A portion of any proceeds from this sale will go to The Baseball Assistance Team (“BAT”) an organization dedicated to helping former baseball players in need of financial assistance.

The auction will end on October 25th at exactly 8:37 pm, Pacific Standard Time: the exact moment THE BALL went through Buckner's legs 25 years earlier.

It must also be said that Bill Buckner was one of the great players of his era amassing 2715 hits, (significantly more than both Mickey Mantle and Joe Dimaggio) and numerous Gold Glove Awards.

Serious Bidders Only!

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