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Many factors will determine value of No. 756

Originally Published: August 7, 2007
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

The value of milestone baseballs has decreased significantly since Mark McGwire's single-season record 70th home run ball in 1998 fetched a whopping $3 million. The man who purchased that ball was Spawn comic book creator Todd McFarlane. Three years after his big investment, McFarlane saw Barry Bonds one-up McGwire and hit a record 73 homers. McFarlane bid $517,500 for No. 73, but the damage was done: McGwire's ball had been significantly devalued.

Matt Murphy, 22, of Queens, N.Y., came ...

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