Bonds' historic home run items go to auction

SAN FRANCISCO -- Online bidding began Tuesday for
Barry Bonds' 754th home run ball along with the bat the home run king
used between Nos. 754 and 755, the latter of which tied him with
Hank Aaron.

Sotheby's/SCP Auctions will handle the sale of both items at
www.scpauctions.com after also assuming the duties for the No. 755
ball and No. 756, which Bonds hit Aug. 7 to break Hammerin' Hank's
33-year-old record.

Both items used by the 43-year-old indicted slugger currently up
for bid have a starting price of $2,500.