Aaron Judge's 62nd Home Run Baseball Being Sold at Goldin Auction

Cory Youmans Turned Down 3 Million Dollars for the Historic Ball
  • November 17, 2022

Aaron Judge

A decision has been made on where Aaron Judge's historic 62nd home run baseball is heading. After turning down a MASSIVE offer for the ball, Cory Youmans is putting that treasured ball he caught from the AL MVP up for auction with Goldin.

Cory Youmans caught the ball that New York Yankees star, Aaron Judge, hit for his American League record 62nd home run. He could have met Judge and exchanged the ball for memorabilia but did not want to make the decision on the spot. After all, there was a massive bounty on the ball.

ESPN states Youmans turned down an offer of 3 MILLION dollars already! Instead the ball will he heading to auction with Goldin. You can see the ball and auction details HERE. Bidding starts on November 29th with an opening bid of one million dollars. 

The record amount paid for a baseball is 3.05 million for the baseball Mark McGwire hit for his 70th home run (an MLB record at the time).

Two questions for you!

1. Do you think this Aaron Judge 62nd home run ball will break the all-time record (3.05 million)?

2. Would YOU have given the ball back to Judge rather than auctioning it off?

There is no wrong answer! We have staff members here at Just Collect that would have given the ball back to Judge and others that are dreaming buying a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card. Comment here on the blog or any of our social media pages:

If you have a historic baseball or piece of memorabilia, we are always buying! We recently purchased a baseball signed by Babe Ruth that belonged to his Yankees teammate.


We purchased the ball directly from the family of a New York Yankee. You can read about this rare baseball HERE.



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