The last baseball Barry Bonds hit out of the park sold for $376,612 today, the winning bid coming from an anonymous buyer. There were a total of 13 bids on the baseball, caught by Jameson Sutton Sept. 5 at Coors Field in Colorado. Home run ball No. 762 is a bargain considering that SCP Auctions handled the sale of Bonds' record-breaking No. 756, which fetched $752,467.
"If Barry Bonds never plays again, whoever bought this ball has a valuable piece that's worth seven figures," said David Kohler, president of the auction house. Kohler said the uncertainty of whether Bonds will return to the field played a factor in the lower price. The San Francisco Giants did not bring back Bonds this season, and he's found no takers on the free agent market.