Three autographed baseballs representing a cult classic episode of The Simpsons and a subsequent “mockumentary” of the episode will benefit the charity of a baseball icon soon.
It’s all part of a Goldin Auctions sale of baseballs signed by those involved in “Springfield of Dreams” which aired last night as part of a 25th anniversary celebration of “Homer at the Bat” a year that also included honors at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation will be the recipient of the proceeds from the baseballs, which are signed by Aaron Judge, Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr., Steve Sax, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco, Mike Scioscia, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Dr. Oz, Tim Gunn, Jim Cramer, George Will, Bill De Blasio, Al Jean, Dr. Drew, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Offerman, John Thorn, Jeff Idelson and Ezra Klein.
The producers of “Springfield of Dreams” helped make these baseballs happen and they’ll arrive with a letter of authenticity with the “Springfield of Dreams” logo, according to Goldin.
Bidding on these baseballs opened at $500 apiece and two of them have quickly jumped with bidding already. The auctions will end tomorrow with the start of the World Series. You can see the auctions here.
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