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$10,000 for a baseball? Let me think about that…

September 25, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

matt carson

28-year-old rookie outfielder for the Oakland A’s, Matt Carson, hit his first major league career home run Monday in a 10-3 loss to the woeful Texas Rangers. It is usually customary for players who reach similar milestones to keep the ball as a memento.  If you were reading closely, you would’ve noticed that I strategically placed the word “usually” in the previous sentence. Deceptive, aren’t I?


The reason being is that the fan who caught the ball, decided Mr. Carson would maybe like to offer to buy the ball back. His asking price? Oh, just about ten grand. Based on his dubious calculations, the fan is valuing the ball about two thousand times the original face value. Hmmm… considering the fact that Mr. Carson took seven full years to reach the big leagues, maybe he should try to buy the ball back. Source

Fun fact! The minimum league salary for 2009 is $400,000


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