Update (Nov. 8): Alcides Escobar’s home run ball sold for $19,200.
If you’re a collector of the Kansas City Royals or New York Mets, there are already a number of options for collecting the 2015 World Series just two games into the showdown.
That’s thanks to Topps and MLB Auctions.
From Topps there are already commemorative prints showcasing plays from the first two games as part of its ongoing Postseason Moments wall art line. From MLB Auctions, there are game-used items already on the auction block.
Among the pieces pulled directly from Kaufmann Stadium and already on the auction block is the baseball that Alcides Escobar hit for an inside-the-park home run to start Game 1. That one’s already garnered 25 bids and sits at $3,500 with plenty of time before a Nov. 4 close. Also available from that round-tripper? Third base — and it’s at just $540. Baseballs make up the remainder of the items up for grabs save for game-used dirt jars available for $24.99 and for locals game-used baseballs ($799) and bases ($2,999) available for to-seat delivery or pick-up at the stadium.
Topps’ plans already include a previously announced commemorative card set for the eventual winner, but offered to the public already are Postseason Moments prints of Escobar’s homer and Alex Gordon’s homer to send Game 2 into extra innings. Silver prints are limited to 25 copies at $34.99, while Gold prints are 1/1 creations that are $199.
Also revealed on Thursday were 20 new Topps Cardboard Icons sets that are reprints of past basic Topps cards with a theme. While that line typically focuses on legendary names, this time they focus on past World Series winners. Each team has two editions — a standard set limited to 199 copies for $24.99 or a Gold set limited to 49 copies for $49.99.
Ten teams were selected for these 5×7 releases with the 1995 Braves, 1990 Reds, 1965 Dodgers, 1985 Royals, 1980 Phillies, 1970 Orioles, 2005 White Sox, 1955 Dodgers, 1960 Pirates and 2000 Yankees the available teams. You can see them all here.
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