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Base used in Game 5 of World Series is selling for more than $8,000

The Royals’ Lorenzo Cain pointed to Eric Hosmer after scoring on Hosmer’s double in World Series Game 5.
The Royals’ Lorenzo Cain pointed to Eric Hosmer after scoring on Hosmer’s double in World Series Game 5. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

There are just a matter of hours left to bid on some unique World Series memorabilia.

At auctions.mlb.com, one of the bases used in Game 5 of the World Series was going for $8,250 as of Tuesday morning.

The top bid for the ball hit by Eric Hosmer that scored Alcides Escobar in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the World Series (and led to Hosmer’s epic bat flip) was $6,020. There are six other baseballs from the World Series up for bids.

Now for a bit of bad news: MLB has sold out of the “2015 World Series Game-Used Dirt Jar” from Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium. The jars appears to be the size of a spice bottle and were going for $24.99.

The good news? Dirt from Game 2 is still available. I can’t confirm this, but I never saw new dirt being trucked into Kauffman Stadium between games, so it’s possible that Game 2 dirt has a bit of dirt from Game 1.

There are all kinds of goodies available from the American League Championship Series: rosin bags, baseballs and clubhouse name plates.

By the way, the ball used when Alcides Escobar hit the inside-the-park home run sold for more than $19,000, according to Yahoo Sports.

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