Aaron Judge made everyone stop and wonder in awe Monday night when he obliterated what any of us thought was possible in the Home Run Derby.
Unbelievably, he managed to get past Miami’s own Justin Bour in the first round, needing 23 home runs to win. He then eased his way through the rest of the Derby, cranking out three home runs at one point in a very small amount of time that went 501, 504 and 513 feet to defeat fellow rookie Cody Bellinger.
— #Statcast (@statcast) July 11, 2017
One of the highlights that didn’t have to do with balls flying out of the stadium was Judge’s colorful bat and socks. Now, fans looking to get in on a piece of history can literally do so, thanks to Topps, which is selling cards that come with a piece of Judge’s Home Run Derby socks.
Though, you have to pay a pretty penny to land them.
Topps is selling cards with pieces of socks worn by Aaron Judge in last night's HR Derby. Prices range from $99 to $1,500 per card. pic.twitter.com/ExRRXrtH8L
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 11, 2017
One day, they may be worth much, much more.
Judge officially became the new face of MLB on Monday night. He leads the majors with 30 home runs at the break and appears destined to do great things for the Bronx Bombers. He could just become the next legendary figure in New York.
Chances are, we’re just beginning to see what this huge kid is capable of doing on a diamond. We can’t wait for the rest of the show.