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Aaron Judge record home run ball, 1964 Hank Aaron jersey now up for bid at Goldin

The historic baseball Aaron Judge hit for his record 62nd home run is now officially up for bid at Goldin Co.

Aaron Judge etched his name in the baseball record books alongside such iconic sluggers as Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Hank Aaron in 2022.

Now he will share the spotlight alongside Aaron and other iconic athletes in Goldin Co.’s December Elite auction, which features several rare trading cards and pieces of sports memorabilia.

The auction is headlined by Aaron Judge’s historic 62nd home run ball, which broke Maris’ American League home run record. Bidding for the historic ball opened at $1 million and experts expect it to challenge the all-time record of $3.1 million paid for Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball.

The baseball that Aaron Judge hit for his record 62nd home run.

The baseball that Aaron Judge hit for his record 62nd home run.

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“The holiday season is a time to remember what’s important — family, friends, togetherness, one-of-one trading cards, game-worn jerseys and iconic memorabilia,” Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin said. “Our December Elite auction features the most important collectible of the year in Aaron Judge’s record-breaking home run ball as well hundreds of other incredible items.”

The ball was caught at Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas by Rangers fan Cory Youmans, a vice president of Fisher Investments in Dallas. Youmans kept it locked in a safety deposit box until he selected Goldin to handle the sale.

The baseball that Aaron Judge hit for his record 62nd home run.

The baseball that Aaron Judge hit for his record 62nd home run.

“Home run balls have a unique place in the collectible industry for a few reasons,” Goldin said. “Unlike bats or jerseys, which players and teams technically own, a home run ball is the immediate property of whatever fan catches it. In this case, this particular ball was basically a winning Powerball ticket.

“Aaron Judge is an absolutely monumental and beloved figure in New York and across sports and this will almost certainly be the highest price paid for any baseball ever.”

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The December Elite auction, which closes on Dec. 17, also features a game-used jersey from another iconic slugger. The 1964 Hank Aaron Game-Used Milwaukee Braves Home Jersey was worn by Aaron in 1963, when he led the National League in home runs with 44.

1964 Hank Aaron game-used Milwaukee Braves home jersey was worn by Aaron in 1963, when he led the National League in home runs with 44.

1964 Hank Aaron game-used Milwaukee Braves home jersey was worn by Aaron in 1963, when he led the National League in home runs with 44.

Also up for bid is a 2017 Aaron Judge AL Rookie Record-Setting 52nd Home Run Game-Used Home Jersey. Judge wore the jersey when he broke the all-time rookie home run record previously held by Mark McGwire.

2017 Aaron Judge game-used home jersey worn when he set the AL rookie home run record with 52.

2017 Aaron Judge game-used home jersey worn when he set the AL rookie home run record with 52.

Other high-end items featured in the auction are:

• A 2018 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Jason Kelce Championship Ring Ordered by Evan Mathis and commemorating the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl championship over the New England Patriots in 2018.

• A 2003-04 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #111 LeBron James Rookie Card.

• The 1937 Heisman Trophy presented to Clint Frank, the third-ever Heisman awarded.

1937 Heisman Trophy presented to Clint Frank.

1937 Heisman Trophy presented to Clint Frank.

• A 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Autograph Tom Brady Signed Rookie Card, with only one graded higher by PSA.

• A 2022 LeBron James Game-Used Los Angeles Lakers Icon Edition Jersey: worn by James on March 5, 2022, when he scored 56 points against the Dallas Mavericks.

• A 1992 Michael Jordan’s Credential Pass from 1992 From Barcelona Summer Olympic Games, when the “Dream Team” won a gold medal.