In October, Cory Youmans catches New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Now, the 35-year-old Dallas is teaching a masterclass on knowing when to hold ’em and fold ’em, or spin a cautionary tale for all ages.
It’s likely former Dave Baron, his attorney, told ESPN they had already turned down the $3 million offer for the memorabilia. It will go up for auction starting Nov. 29 through the Goldin Collectibles Market in New Jersey, the company announced Thursday.
The most expensive baseball ever auctioned was Mark McGwire’s record 70th home run in the 1998 season. It was sold to comic book artist Todd McFarlane for $3.05 million, adjusted for inflation and now reported to be worth less. The selling price of the ball is likely to be higher than normal in November.
Whatever the outcome, Youman’s story is the very essence of the film. After making an improbable catch He was cheered by fans and then escorted from the stadium by security.
After he declined an offer to meet a referee and receive other privileges in exchange for the ball. His address was released on social media after the game, Youman told ESPN. He said he waited on the field for the ball to be reviewed. Then stay with friends for a few nights.
“It would be great to get it back. But that’s a souvenir for the fans. They did a great job there. And they have every right to have it,” the referee, expected to win the AL MVP award, told reporters on his home run night.
Youman told ESPN he decided to auction off the ball. “After weeks of deep conversations” with his wife, Bri Amaranthus, who happens to be a sports reporter and former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
Youman said he hopes Judge, Yankees or the National Baseball Hall of Fame will buy the ball through auction. which he felt was the most tactful route.
“It’s fair in the sense that it gives anyone interested and the opportunity to own it,” Youmans said of the choice. “As a football fan I want to know how much it’s worth. who is buying And what are they going to do about it?