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World Series 2016’s most valuable piece of history

By Jannah Bolds

It’s been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs have seen World Series lights, and yesterday in Game 7, the Cubs broke a streak that seemed to have lifted a century-long curse.

But I’m not here to talk about what everyone else’s headlines say. Of course we know who won the series, but there is something that might be more valuable that came from yesterday’s event that still exists today, and will forever; the game ball.

Apparently game balls are very important pieces of history. (As I reflect on the iconic baseball movie, The Sandlot, where Benny ‘The Jet’ Rodriguez hopped that fence for a Babe Ruth autographed ball. lol) So, did you catch where this year’s game ball went after that last out?

Let’s see if you can spot it in the video!

Yup, you saw right! Cubs’ infielder Anthony Rizzo pocketed that puppy! Can you blame him? What would you do?

If you understand the gravity of those exact moments, what do you think could come from this? This was the World Series guys. The last time Chicago got to this level was in 1945 against the Detroit Tigers, and lost. Events like these are once in a life time opportunities. Let that sink in.

So let’s say that he DID, in fact, keep the ball for himself. That would be a token to keep in the family FOREEEVVERRRRRR! (another sandlot reference)

Actual game balls don’t resurface often. A ball used in last year’s world series, between the Royals and Mets is still up for sale on MLBshop.com for $1,499.99. Not the game ending ball, just one of the many balls played that day; just one. Autographed memorabilia balls from this year are being sold online too. I spotted one for a cool $3,000 … with free shipping lol.

Seats at this game were even priced between $250 – $10,000, according to an on-air report from StubHub during the last inning of the game. Seats behind Chicago’s dugout were fetching way way more than that! StubHub recorded a sale of two tickets for $23,402 each. E.A.C.H! WTF lol The sale coming from someone in the Chicago area.

I guess a once in a life time opportunities yield once in a life time experiences and prices eh?