Not Sure Which Is Sadder

I just read that the guy who caught Barry Bonds’ home run, record-breaking ball is going to have to sell it to pay taxes on its estimated worth. Not that I am an IRS law guru or anything, but what the heck? The guy, Matt Murphy, really seems like he would like to keep the ball, but is being advised about the tax ramifications of that.

So, which is sadder: the fact that the ball is worth that much to begin with (est. 500K), or that we have to pay taxes on something that has not even given us value by way of auction? I guess it’s up to memorabilia experts to say! By the way, this is no way intended to open a debate about the historical debate/ramifications of the home run itself!