The Associated Press reported on the 19th (Korean time), citing Goldin Auction, an American auction house, that “Jersey’s 62nd home run ball was sold at the second highest price ever in a home run ball auction.”
The highest price ever was Mark McGwire’s 70th home run in 1998, which was sold for $30 million (approximately 3.92 billion won) at an auction the following year. Judge’s 62nd home run is half that amount.
Previously, on October 5, Judge hit the season 62 gun as the lead batter in the first inning in an away game against the 2022 MLB Texas Rangers held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA. This broke the 1961 AL record for most home runs in a single season set by Roger Marys in 61 years. 토토
At the time, the ball was caught by Corey Youmans, a 35-year-old man living in Dallas, Texas, who worked as a vice president at a branch of the investment firm Fisher Investments. The Yankees offered 3 million dollars (about 3.9 billion won) as a condition of recovering the ball, but Youmans refused and put it up for auction two months later.
As a result, Youmans turned over the ball at half the price the Yankees offered. The ball was sold to a businessman for 1.25 million dollars (1.6 billion won), and a new owner was found for 1.5 million dollars including commission.
Meanwhile, Judge said in an interview before the auction, “I will not participate,” and “Disposition of the home run ball is the right of the fan who caught the ball. I hope you make good choices for yourself and your family.