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Bidding for Bonds' 700th HR ball tops $820K


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The online auction for Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball was set to end Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, with the top bid already topping $820,000.


The ball, which went up on an auction site at Overstock.com on Oct. 18, had received 242 bids as of Wednesday morning, topping out at $820,293.

Steve Williams got the ball after a scramble in the left-center field bleachers at SBC Park on Sept. 17. Timothy Murphy has sued Williams, saying he should get the ball because he had it locked behind his knees while at the bottom of a scrum before Williams swiped it.


A judge refused to hold up the sale, freeing Williams to sell it. Attorneys for Murphy said they are continuing with their suit and are seeking the proceeds from the ball's sale as damages.


Bonds, who became the first member of the 700-homer club in 31 years, has 703 career home runs, trailing only Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755).

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