Mike Piazza’s Home Run ball from September 21st, 2001
I think I can speak for most Mets fans when I say that this piece of memorabilia, in particular, would be highly sought after by any true Mets fan.
Arguably one of the most iconic events in franchise history, Mike Piazza hit the go-ahead home run against the Atlanta Braves in the first baseball game since the September 11th attacks.
9/11 was a tragic event that stopped the world in its tracks and when the Mets opened the game against the Braves there was a lot of somberness in the stadium. The country needed a moment of happiness and Mike Piazza provided just that. It was truly an incredible moment and being able to own that baseball would mean so much.
On top of the incredible honor it would be to own that ball, it would also be special to own that ball because Mike Piazza was my sports hero growing up. I idolized him and it would be awesome to own a piece of memorabilia from him and from that night.
The ball I believe is in either the Baseball Hall of Fame or the Mets Museum, so this is another pipe dream, but it is on the bucket list, nonetheless. Being able to acquire any piece of memorabilia from that game would be humbling even if it was not the ball.
Unfortunately, anything from that game in an auction would cost a small fortune but where there is a will there is a way, and one day, I hope to own something from that night.