Buckner Ball sells for $418,250 via Heritage
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
There’s a price for imperfection.
The baseball that Mookie Wilson hit in the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series that went between Bill Buckner‘s legs and propelled the New York Mets to a Game 7 — and a championship — sold for four figures Friday night through Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
Specifically, it went for $418,250.
The Buckner Ball wasn’t the only prime piece of legendary baseball botch memorabilia to sell on Friday as the cap worn by Jose Canseco as a member of the Texas Rangers when a ball bounced off his head for a home run against Cleveland in 1993 also sold. (Need a Canseco checklist or OPG? Click here.)
It went for $11,950.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.