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Pujols' 700th HR ball sells for $360K

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One lucky person made a fortune thanks to Albert Pujols.

Pujols' 700th home run ball sold for $360,000 on Saturday, according to collectibles marketplace Goldin.

The former St. Louis Cardinals slugger hit No. 700 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23.

However, the unidentified fan who caught the historic homer caused controversy by deciding not to give the ball back to Pujols and instead immediately leaving the stadium after it was authenticated.

The fan's decision didn't seem to bother Pujols.

"Souvenirs are for the fans," Pujols said in September, according to's Henry Palattella. "I don't have any problem if they want to keep it. If they want to give it back, that's great. But at the end of the day, I don't focus on material stuff."

Pujols, who recently signed his retirement papers, finished his career with 703 homers - the fourth most in MLB history.

Pujols' 700th HR ball sells for $360K
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