BOSTON (CBS) — The grand slam ball hit by Shane Victorino in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series is up for auction.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s interview with SCP’s Dan Imler
Twenty-three-year-old Nick Wood, a University of Rhode Island student and Massachusetts native, consigned the ball to California-based SCP Auctions after the ball landed at his feet during the game.
Bidding started Wednesday and the auction house believes it could go for more than $50,000.
“We think it’s going to generate a lot of interest from collectors,” SCP Vice President Dan Imler said.
The opening bid is $5,000, online bidding will continue until December 7.
It was that ball that propelled Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers and sent them on to the World Series.
Will Victorino bid to win his ball back? Imler said the auction is open to the public and would welcome his bid.