According to Mike Heffner, the president of the Lelands sports memorabilia company, the combined worth of both balls is only $350,000.
By comparison, when Bonds set a record in 2001 by hitting the 73 homers in a season, the home run ball eventually sold for $450,000.
Heffner says the reason for the drop in value rests squarely on Bonds shoulders; he figures the sluggers churlish behavior with fans and his alleged steroids are both factors.
As he puts it, Character counts and if, say, Albert Pujols was close to the record, it would be worth more.
Although Bonds newest home run balls wont have the value of other baseball artifacts, Heffner still says it will have value, but probably only enough to put one kid through college, not three.
He recommends that whoever catches the ball put it up for auction quickly because it wont be worth as much if Bonds breaks Hank Aarons record.
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