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Fisher Investments Manager Selling Aaron Judge's Record Ball

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The Fisher Investments financial advisor and branch office vice president who caught the historic 62nd home run ball that New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit last month — setting a new single-season American League record — has decided to put the baseball up for auction through Goldin Auctions.

Cory Youmans, who serves as a branch vice president at Fisher’s office in Plano, Texas, caught the ball that Judge hit while he was attending the Yankees-Rangers game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 4.

The home run broke the single-season American League record of 61 hit by New York Yankee Roger Maris in 1961.

Youmans was reportedly offered $3 million for the ball, but chose to auction the ball off through Goldin Auctions, according to ESPN. (The advisor didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.)

The ESPN report quoted Youmans as saying that he decided to auction it with Goldin Auctions “after weeks of a lot of deep conversations” with his wife, sports reporter Bri Amaranthus, and lawyer Dave Baron.

The ball was featured on Goldin’s website Monday, showing that bidding for it should start at $1 million on Nov. 29.

“The ball itself landed in the hands of Cory Youmans, the lucky fan who was in the right place at the right time, sitting in the left field seats at Globe Life Field,” the site says.

“Youmans, who quite literally caught history, was then immediately escorted out of the stadium by security so the ball could be further authenticated by Major League Baseball through its MLB Authenticated program,” it explained. “Youmans held on to the ball since that fateful day until striking an agreement to consign it with Goldin.”



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