Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run the other night, and replaced Hank Aaron as baseball’s all-time home run champion. Since then, most of the interest has been on the ball he hit, and not the achievement itself. Bonds has earned $172 million in salary as a baseball player in the last 20 years, and much more in endorsements. For the student Matt Murphy who caught the ball, he will be happy with the possible $500,000 that he may be able to get for it. Bonds 755th home run ball, caught by Adam Hughes at the San Diego ballpark on August 4, is up for auction and it is suggested that it will probably sell in the $200,000 to $300,000 range. The 755th home run ball of Hank Aaron, the previous record holder, sold for $650,000. Bonds has been under a cloud of suspicion for alleged steroid use, and if anything comes of this the value of his balls will diminish. So Murphy should be selling as quickly as he can. With all the hype of the record, many experts agree that it is best to sell the ball while there is plenty of interest.
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