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Postby CineMamet » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:00 am

376,612,000 pennies that is. But seriously, do you feel that despite the steroid allegations, the guy got shafted? If it's the last one he'll ever hit, he could have made millions. Oh well, guess he had to pay this month's bills.

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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby thedude » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:03 am

Yeah, i might have held onto that ball. However, if Bonds did come back and hit another (it isn't out of the question) that ball would be worth a lot less.
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby CineMamet » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:15 am

That would be a hair-pulling dilemma indeed. Imagine having that ball and fretting over whether or not Barry will come back or not. If he waits until Barry is signed, that will already reduce the ball's value. So it's really a game of chicken. Not that I would mind having that burden to deal with, but it's an interesting game.

How much longer would you all have waited to sell the ball? Risk holding it and hope Bonds never plays again? Or cash in right away? Wait until you hear that Bonds signs with another team and pull the trigger?
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:25 am

I would have held onto it.
Not many teams have the nads to sign him, and the ones that do don't really need him.
He's nearly 44 so it's now or never.
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:58 am

screw that...id sell it and make sure i get my 360g's.
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby Madison » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:34 am

CineMamet wrote:That would be a hair-pulling dilemma indeed. Imagine having that ball and fretting over whether or not Barry will come back or not. If he waits until Barry is signed, that will already reduce the ball's value. So it's really a game of chicken. Not that I would mind having that burden to deal with, but it's an interesting game.

How much longer would you all have waited to sell the ball? Risk holding it and hope Bonds never plays again? Or cash in right away? Wait until you hear that Bonds signs with another team and pull the trigger?


I'm not rich enough to gamble with several hundred thousands of dollars. Selling it guarantees the money, where as holding onto it is gambling on all or nothing. I'd have sold it.
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:52 am

Madison wrote:
CineMamet wrote:That would be a hair-pulling dilemma indeed. Imagine having that ball and fretting over whether or not Barry will come back or not. If he waits until Barry is signed, that will already reduce the ball's value. So it's really a game of chicken. Not that I would mind having that burden to deal with, but it's an interesting game.

How much longer would you all have waited to sell the ball? Risk holding it and hope Bonds never plays again? Or cash in right away? Wait until you hear that Bonds signs with another team and pull the trigger?


I'm not rich enough to gamble with several hundred thousands of dollars. Selling it guarantees the money, where as holding onto it is gambling on all or nothing. I'd have sold it.


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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby LiveForever » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:42 am

If you hold on to it you also have to pay the taxes on it every year. :-t
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby thedude » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:18 pm

LiveForever wrote:If you hold on to it you also have to pay the taxes on it every year. :-t


And he sold it right before he had to file. Nice timing.
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Re: BONDS Ball Auctioned for Pennies

Postby mweir145 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:30 pm

Bonds will be back...most likely around mid-season. He made a good decision to sell the ball.
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