Marc Ecko announced his acquisition of Barry Bonds' 756th home run ball
and his plans to allow the public to determine its fate. Beginning on
Tuesday, the public can go to www.vote756.com and choose to (a) give
the ball to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; (b) permanently brand the
ball with an asterisk (*) before sending it to Cooperstown; or (c) put
the ball on a rocket ship and launch it into space.
The ball, which beat Hank Aaron's all-time home run record, was
purchased for $752,467 at Sotheby's/SCP Auctions this past Saturday.
“We all have opinions about this ball. Some feel it is a piece of
history that belongs in the Hall of Fame. Others believe it is the
embodiment of a cheating culture – not just in baseball, but in
professional sports generally. I bought this baseball to democratize
the debate over what to do with it and allow the public to decide,”
Online voting concludes at 11:59 pm EDT on Tuesday, September 25th.
Marc Ecko Enterprises includes ecko unltd. and red by marc ecko apparel
and accessories lines, the contemporary Marc Ecko “Cut & Sew”
collection, G-Unit Clothing Company, Zoo York, Avirex, Complex
magazine, and a recently launched video game and multi-media