June 5th, 2022 Summer Games Auction (#58)
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MLB’s Home Run King Barry Bonds hit the first of his 762 career home runs on June 4th, 1986 against the Atlanta Braves. Bonds took Braves pitcher Craig McMurtry deep to left field in the 5th inning in what began one of the most talked about careers in baseball history. Bonds gifted this baseball to his financial advisor Mel Wilcox, the man who helped execute Bonds’ premarital agreement and is accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from his daughter Nicole Wilcox. Mel Wilcox is mentioned in “Barry Bonds And The Making Of An Antihero” book by Jeff Pearlman. In a recent video interview while referencing his most memorable accomplishments Bonds said “My most important one will always be my first one. So if I could ever get that ball from my very first home run that would be huge”. Here is an opportunity for Barry to get back the baseball. The Rawlings manufactured ONL Feeney baseball shows scuffing, hit marks, heavy toning and game-use throughout. Handwritten on a side panel is “First Major League Home Run Against Craig McMurtry 6-4-86” in blue ink which appears to be written by manager Jim Leyland. This one-of-a-kind piece of baseball history is also accompanied by a JT Sports LOA and a notarized Nicole Wilcox LOA.

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