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    If you caught #500...

    Would you keep it, give it to Griffey, or would you sell it on ebay for the 70-$80,000 that it is estimated at being worth?

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Give it to Griffey. I mean, come on... really. Handing the Kid his 500HR ball would have to be one of the biggest highs imaginable for any Reds fan.
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    Oh... and welcome to the board!
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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go
    Oh... and welcome to the board!
    <sigh> wonders why zombie didn't welcome me to the board </sigh>

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Give it to Griffey. More meaningful to him. Besides, I'm sure he'd replace it with a signed bat or ball something. I mean how awesome would you feel handing him that ball. It's would be a memory to cherish the rest of your life.
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    Thanks!, I think I would have to give it back as well. Just the oppurtunity to catch it and then make him happy by giving it back would be much better than any money I could get for selling it.

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    I would keep it and make Griffey jump through a thousand hoops to get it back.

    jk.

    I'd probably give it back as long as I got a picture with him and maybe a few signed balls and bat. Got a wife and 2 kids to feed ya know.

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Do ya think the Reds would give me season tickets for life in exchange for the ball?

    I would actually give it to Griffey. I think about all the family mementos and things that are important to me that I would not give away no matter the circumstances. I'm sure that ball would mean just as much to Griff. The season tix for life would be kinda nice though
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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Red
    Do ya think the Reds would give me season tickets for life in exchange for the ball?

    I would actually give it to Griffey. I think about all the family mementos and things that are important to me that I would not give away no matter the circumstances. I'm sure that ball would mean just as much to Griff. The season tix for life would be kinda nice though
    No way would you get life season tix. You might get a certain number of tix but lifetime season? Lindler laughs at you

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Red
    Do ya think the Reds would give me season tickets for life in exchange for the ball?

    I would actually give it to Griffey. I think about all the family mementos and things that are important to me that I would not give away no matter the circumstances. I'm sure that ball would mean just as much to Griff. The season tix for life would be kinda nice though


    Id give it to him for a signed bat & jersey.... but if he wants to give me more thats fine with me. :GAC:

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Sorry but I got bills to pay and I'd like to get a new car before this one goes off to junk heaven. Considering that I couldn't even afford season tickets this year because money is so tight - making money off the ball is a no-brainer...
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    Re: If you caught #500...

    I'm guessing it would be worth a bunch more than 80K considering it would have to travel 300 miles or so in order for me to catch it.

    Tough choice. I think I would return it for the chance for my son, who is a big baseball fan, and I to meet Junior. If at the same time I could meet Senior - one of my all time favorites - so much the better.

    My wife would kill me though.

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    I would keep it and make Griffey jump through a thousand hoops to get it back.

    jk.

    I'd probably give it back as long as I got a picture with him and maybe a few signed balls and bat. Got a wife and 2 kids to feed ya know.
    So, you would sell the picture, signed balls (whose?) and bat? Just wondering how giving #500 back to Griffey would help you put food on the table.

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1990
    So, you would sell the picture, signed balls (whose?) and bat? Just wondering how giving #500 back to Griffey would help you put food on the table.
    Sure, the 500 ball would be worth more, but Im thinking I could package all the signed stuff as a deal and make soemthing off it. Griffey hit the 500, not me.

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    Re: If you caught #500...

    I'm not going to lie, if I could fetch $70,000 for catching a baseball I would have to take it unless Griffey offered at least $50,000. With the near sellouts and all, Linder should buy it for him. That kind of money would pay lots of bills for the average fan.


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