Bonds Ball Fetches $376K

Colorado fan who caught No. 762 will pocket the amount
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 12, 2008 10:00 PM CDT
San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run in Washington last season. His 762nd and last home run ball sold at auction today.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,file)
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(Newser) – 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.