The owner of a sports memorabilia auction house said he offered a fan $2 million Which broke the record 62 in the MLS by Aaron Judge at home.
JP Cohen, President of Memory Lane Inc. In Tustin, Calif., he told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he texted and emailed Cory Yeomans, the man who took the judge’s high-profile shot. Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Cohen says Yeoman has yet to reply.
“I feel the offer is way above fair, if it tends to sell it,” Cohen said in a phone interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Youmans quickly grabbed the historic trophy as it sailed the front row of Division 31 in left field. Homer pushed judge to overtake Roger Maris to set an AL season record — a mark many consider the “clean” baseball standard Because the only National League players who hit more have tarnished their relationship with steroids.
Yoman, from Dallas, works in the biz. On Tuesday, he was asked what he planned to do with the award as security personnel took him away to endorse it.
“Good question. I didn’t think about it,” he said.
The home ball’s record price is $3 million, and it paid off Mark McGuire’s record 70 from the 1998 season.
Cohen had previously pledged $2 million to the judge’s 62nd home. He said his company had a good relationship with the Yankees and would be willing to loan the ball to the team for an exhibition. He added that the team had frequently showcased items owned by Memory Lane at Yankee Stadium.
“We placed an offer of $2 million and that offer is still valid,” Cohen said.
After the Yankees lost 3-2, the judge said he did not have the running ball on his turf.
“I don’t know where she is,” he said. “We’ll see what happens with that. It would be great to get it back, but this is a souvenir for a fan. He had a great catch there, and they have every right to.”
Yeomans was among the crowd of 38,832, the oldest to watch a baseball game on the football field as a 3-year-old.
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