The baseball Albert Pujols hit for his 700th career home run sold for $360,000 at Goldin Co. over the weekend.
The historic ball attracted 33 bids in the auction that closed Sunday night. It opened at $25,000 on Oct. 25 and reached a final sale of $360,000, including the buyers premium.
Pujols, who retired after the season, hit his 700th home run on Sept. 23 at Dodger Stadium.
He is only the fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs, joining Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds, whose MLB home run record is tainted by his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Pujols hit his 699th home run in the third inning, and then belted a three-run homer off Phil Bickford to reach the historic milestone.
The ball is the second 700-home run ball to enter the hobby. The 700th home run balls hit by Ruth and Aaron never materialized, while the ball Bonds hit for his 700th home run sold at auction in 2004 for $804,129.
The ball hit by Pujols was caught by Marlowe Leal and immediately authenticated by MLB and marked with a special MLB hologram.