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Sunday, July 29, 2007

756 Could Cost You

Steroids aside, it would be pretty exciting to catch Barry Bonds' 756th home run. Almost like winning the lottery, right?...Perhaps even more than you think.

Many people have placed the estimated value of home run ball #756 at a cool $500,000. What does that mean for that lucky fan that will spill his beer and dive across three people in order to make the catch of his life?

The IRS hasn't decided yet either. Would he instantly be taxed, as if winning the lottery? Or taxed only when the ball is sold? Whatever may happen, it will surely be one of the most-talked about and lucrative catches in history. Until someone catches 757.


Sunny said...

My friend's idea is that whoever catches a Bonds homerun ball from here on out should take it home, and write a huge asterisk on it with a permanent marker. The hall of fame will still pay top dollar for it. And they will most likely not alter the condition in which they receive the ball.

gomattolson said...

I like the way you think. So did your friend catch it?