Back in late March, we passed along the news that the cap Bobby Thomson was wearing when he hit perhaps the most famous home run in baseball history was being auctioned off, via online bidding. Well, that bidding has concluded, and the winning bid was a whopping $173,102 (SCP Auctions Thomson cap page).
The history behind the home run: Thomson’s New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers ended the regular season tied after the Giants ran down the Dodgers from a jaw-dropping 13 1/2 game deficit. The two then played a three-game playoff series to determine which club would advance to the World Series. In Game 3 of the series, Thomson came to bat against Ralph Branca and represented the go-ahead run.