By: Stache Staff

Famous Buckner Baseball Auctioned Off


A famous baseball that sealed the deal for Mets fans in 1986 after it rolled between the legs of Red Sox player Bill Buckner was auctioned Friday in Dallas, according to CBS.

Heritage Auctions told the news channel that the ball could bring in more than $100,000 during an auction of baseball memorabilia from Los Angeles songwriter Seth Swirsky.

The Mets went on to win the 1986 World Series after Mookie Wilson hit a grounder at Shea Stadium that rolled between Buckner’s legs.

In 1992, actor Charlie Sheen bought the ball for more than $93,000 and Swirsky bought it for $64,000 eight years later.

Last fall, the songwriter, who was responsible for Taylor Dayne’s “Tell It To My Heart,” offered the ball on eBay for $1 million, but it was never sold. Now, his entice collection is up for auction, according to CBS New York.

Also in the collection are Reggie Jackson’s third home run ball from Game 6 of the 1977 World Series and Babe Ruth’s 136th career home run baseball from 1921.

This article was written and submitted by Nathan Duke from Douglaston Patch. For more on him, click here.

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