What is number 62 worth? We begin to find out.
Aaron Judge hit his historic home run in Arlington on Tuesday night in the first to penultimate game of the season against the Rangers. After weeks of speculation about how much money this baseball could be worth, we now have an offer.
Corey Youmans is the fan who won the umpire’s lottery ticket on Tuesday, and when he starts checking his text messages and email after his big night, he’ll see a $2 million offer from the owner of a sports memorabilia auction house, according to the Associated Press . before, was a guess that Judge’s final home run of the season could be worth more than $1 million. Apparently, we have already exceeded this number.
J. P. Cohen, president of Memory Lane Inc., told the AP on Wednesday that he sent text messages and emails to Youmans offering baseball.
Cohen had previously pledged to offer $2 million Homer Judge 62. According to the AP, he added that his company has a good relationship with the Yankees and would be willing to loan the team a ball for an exhibition. His team often displayed items belonging to Memory Lane at Yankee Stadium. “We made an offer of $2 million, and that offer is still in place,” Cohen said.
Youmans, who works in the financial world as a vice president at Fisher Investments, was sitting in the front row in Section 31 in left field when he caught Judge’s record-breaking 391-foot blast. After he caught the ball, he was asked what he would do with the historic memento, and he insisted he hadn’t thought about it until that moment. Two million dollars will certainly make Youmans rethink his decision-making process.
The $2 million bid is less than the $3 million a fan got for Mark McGwire’s 70th home run since he became the first to break Roger Morris’ record of 61 homers in a season in 1998.
Making history on Tuesday, the judge said he had not record home run ball.
“I don’t know where it is,” he said. “Let’s see what will happen. It would be nice to have it back, but it’s a souvenir for the fans. He made a great catch and they have every right to do so.”