Reds Authentics posted their latest Reds Community Fund auction items earlier today with one very interesting and unique item – A ball pitched by Cubs’ pitcher Jeff Samardzija, with – get this – “blood all over.”
From the auction:
Game-Used Baseball from April 24, 2013 with Jeff Samardzija Blood all over Baseball – Zack Cozart Foul Ball off Samardzija – EK322426
If you don’t know the story, Samardzija pitched against the Reds on April 24 in Cincinnati and took a comebacker off his index finger in the first inning. Obviously, it bled, but Samardzija stayed in the game, even putting glue in the wound between innings to manage the bleeding.
The “Blood ball” may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely one of the more unique items that’s ever been sold by Reds Authentics. Let us know if this is something you’d want in your collection.