You could almost see this one coming.
The base that was used during the 9th and 10th innings of Game 7 of the World Series just set a record for most amount of money paid for a game-used base.
For a freakin’ base.
FYI, the 1st Base used in the 9th + 10th innings of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was just auctioned for $101,237 (no, not to me) pic.twitter.com/RiF4vRJZKi
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 18, 2017
This was the base that was used by Anthony Rizzo to end the longest drought in professional sports history so naturally that base would auction for a much higher value then other bases that were used throughout the game. To put that number into perspective, another base that was used during Game 7 auctioned off for “only” $17,000 on MLB.com.
The winner of the $101,237 dollar bag was identified only as “jakejfl.”
I’m not an expert on auctions at all but I’d bet that anything affiliated with the Cubs series clinching win will undoubtedly pull some serious offers through any auction. Kris Bryant’s Game 7 spikes auctioned off for $35,000, early offers topped out at $3,150 for the red 2016 World Series on-deck circle the Cubs used in Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 in Cleveland, and God only knows how much the actual ball would be worth if owner Tom Ricketts decided to put it up for sale.
Which I highly doubt he’ll do.
As nice as it would be to own some of the history from Game 7 of the World Series, I think I’ll just stick to re-watching the game for free from my very affordable DVR player.