Read my article from March 2006 "Steroid Effect on Barry Bonds Memorabilia" A quick survey on eBay November 11 2006 shows no signs of a decline in prices. The money is still being spent. I am not a Barry Bonds fan. This is based on facts, not an opinion.
I'm "improving" the answer above....
In my opinion, Bonds' memorabilia value is hurt by the steriod scandal in the short run, but probably not so much in the long run. I think the real problem people are having - and will continue to have - is that Sports Memorabilia has become big business. Athletes are creating entire 2nd careers signing autographs and collectors are preserving and maintaining their memorabilia much better than they were before. Additionally, there's about 600 different brands of baseball card now. I think Bonds has like 7-10 different "Rooke Cards" whereas Hank Aaron has 1. So, I don't believe any modern day star will ever command the prices that Babe Ruth and the other guys from the 20's - 60's memorabilia will, I think regardless of the Steriod Cloud hanging over Bonds and other stars in this Era, my opinion is that in 50 years, Bonds' autograph, baseball cards, etc...will be worth the same as they would had their been no steriod era.
In my opinion, Bonds was a better player than Willie Mays, but Bonds will never be the icon or hold the same mystique that Mays had. I think if I had the choice between a Willie Mays autographed baseball and a Barry Bonds baseball, I'd take the Mays ball and not think twice about it. He just has that "it" factor that Bonds doesn't have. When I think "Baseball Legend", I think about Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, etc... For some reason, Bonds just doesn't hit that level for me, and I think Bonds was maybe a TOP 3 Greatest Player Ever in terms of statistics. He's the greatest player I've ever seen play in my lifetime. But, for some reason, I just don't hold him in the same regard (and its not because of the steriod issue). He just doesn't transend history like the others do. And, if Mays, arguably a TOP 5 player to ever take the field, is only fetching $200 - $300 for an autographed baseball, maybe $400 for an autographed jersey on a good day. What's Mays' RC valued at? Let's say $10,000 in perfect condition, but could probably find a quality, highly collectible example for less than $1000. I just don't think Bonds is a worth-while collectible. I don't think anyone in the modern era is worth significant investment. Pujols is the only hitter in the last 50 years I can think of that "might" be worth collecting. "Maybe" Ken Griffey Jr.? Like I said, Griffey might be a better player than Mickey Mantle, but for some reason Mantle will always command better prices on memorabilia. There's that "it" factor that I think the modern guys don't have.
Supply is a killer too. You want to collect something, find the "rare" stuff. That's what might be worth money. I look at old baseball cards for guys I've never heard of going for thousands and thousands of dollars. Because they were great, great players? No. Because there is only a few examples of the card still known to exist. Find the rare stuff.See Related LinksSee the Related Link for "Steroid Effect on Barry Bonds Memorabilia" below
Probably, yes. I know that it happened to Roger Clemens. As soon as everybody found out that Clemens was taking steroids, the price of his rookie card went down by alot.
nobody wanted him in there because of steroid use.
It has yet to be proven that Bonds has taken any steroid believe it or not...it's all speculation but for the most part we know he has taken some type.
I believe that Barry Bonds, while a steroid user, is very talented and would probably rack up 30 to 40 home runs a year. I do not believe he would have any records, and I believe his career would have deteriorated by now.
1) Home run king 2) Savior of baseball in San Francisco 3) Steroid user 4) Liar 5) Postseason underperformer 6) Having immortal ratings in videogames
Jack Barry - baseball - died on 1961-04-23.
Jack Barry - baseball - was born on 1887-04-26.
Barry Lyons - baseball - was born on 1960-06-03.
Barry Bonds Home Run BaseballsI don't believe that Barry Bonds 755 home run baseball ever came up for auction. Bonds record breaking 756th home run baseball did sell at auction for $752,000. Other Barry Bonds baseballs sold at auction as follows: Barry Bonds 700th Home Run ball sold for - $102,000 in 2005Barry Bonds 73rd of season - $450,000. in 2001Barry Bonds 70th of season baseball sold for - $14,400 in 2007 NOTE: This ball previously sold for $60,000 and it was recently valued at about half that amount. Steroid suspicions are hampering the value of collectibles from more recent years.
In Major League Baseball, it is Barry Bonds with 762. However his record has been questioned because of his alleged steroid use. The current second place home run hitter is Henry "Hank" Aaron with 755.
Barry Bonds, the baseball player, is alive.
I have a "Barry Savage" baseball glove, so i guess they are still around.
The cast of Seminary Scandal - 1916 includes: Stella Adams Eddie Barry Harry Ham Nolan Leary Dave Morris Billie Rhodes Jane Waller
It is unclear the name of Barry Bonds mother. However, the father of Barry Bonds was a famous baseball player that shared his name, Barry Bonds Sr.
Barry Bonds 661 Home Run BallI am not aware of an auction featuring Barry Bonds home run ball number 661. To get an Idea of the value I have listed Barry Bonds home run baseballs that did sell at auction. For a baseball to be sold as Barry Bonds 661st home run it would have to be accompanies by the proper paper work (provenance). Barry Bonds 700th Home Run ball sold for - $102,000 in 2005Barry Bonds 70th of season baseball sold for - $14,400 in 2007 NOTE: This ball previously sold for $60,000 and it was recently valued at about half that amount. Steroid suspicions are hampering the value of collectibles from more recent years.
Barry Bonds was indicted for perjury after stating that he did not knowingly use steroids. On November 15, 2007 Barry Bonds was indicted on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice pertaining to his grand jury testimony in the BALCO scandal.
yea u cant be barry bonds and be trated like a saint and sent to the hall of fame
Barry Cort was born April 15, 1956, in Toronto, ON, CAN.
In 1999 Mark McGwire's 70th home run baseball sold for 3 Million dollars. This sale was made before the steroid scandals came into the picture, and prices for historic home run baseballs have been going down ever since.Barry Bonds 700th home run ball only sold for $102,000 in 2005, and the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his 70th home run of season only sold for $14,400 in 2007. This ball previously sold for $60,000. Steroid suspicions are hampering the value of collectible home run balls from more recent years.The highest price paid for a non steroid related piece of baseball memorabilia is the famous "Gretzky T206 Honus Wagner" baseball card selling for $2.8 million in 2007. Wayne Gretzky and Bruce McNall bought the T206 Honus Wagner card in 1991 for $451,000., and sold it for $500,000. in 1995.
Hank Aaron has the 2nd highest career HR's after Barry Bonds. Hank Aaron has never been linked to steroid use and Barry Bonds has so the answer would seem to be Hank Aaron.
McGwire's 70th Home Run baseball sold at a record $3 million in 1999. Keep in mind this is also before the steroid scandal, and the baseball might sell at a much lower price today.The groundskeeper Tom Forneris retrieved Mark McGwire's home run ball number 62 that broke Roger Maris. single season home run record (1998). The baseball was returned to McGwire, and was later sent to the baseball HOF in Cooperstown. Other noted Home run baseballs sold for as follows: (year sold) Babe Ruth 1933 All Star Game - $805,000 (2006)Hank Aaron's 755 home run baseball - $650,000 (1999)Barry Bonds 73rd of season - $450,000. (2001)Mickey Mantle 500th - $144,000. (1996)Barry Bonds 700th - $102,000 (2005)Barry Bonds 70th of season - $14,400 (2007) NOTE: This ball previously sold for $60,000 and it was recently valued at about half that amount. Steroid suspicions are hampering the value of collectibles from more recent years.Ken Griffey Jr. 500th (2004) - Frank Thomas 500th (2007) $0 (both given back to player by fan)