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He’s got a ticket stub from Gehrig’s last game, the ball Reggie Jackson hit for his third straight home run in the 1977 World Series and a letter Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis wrote to Shoeless Joe after getting banned in the Black Sox scandal.

Swirsky also owns the cap that Jose Canseco was wearing when a ball bounced off his head for a home run, a bottle of champagne the Red Sox had in their clubhouse in anticipation of winning the ‘86 Series and a rare autograph from Gaedel, the dwarf who batted in a 1951 publicity stunt.

Baseball memorabilia is only a part of Swirsky’s life. He co-wrote the hit “Tell It To My Heart” by Taylor Dayne, and has multiple hits with Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John and Al Green. Swirsky also performs with The Red Button, his Beatles-oriented retro band that recently released a new album.

Swirsky thinks $1 million is a good starting point, based on previous ball sales. Mark McGwire’s 70th homer went for over $3 million and Babe Ruth’s homer from the 1933 All-Star game went for $850,000, as did Hank Aaron’s last home run.

Swirsky plans to donate part of the proceeds to the Baseball Assistance Team, which helps those in the baseball family having financial hardship. He previously donated from his book sales to B.A.T.

“We should share this with the people who created these memories for us,” he said.

Swirsky would sell the Buckner ball for a certain person in an instant.

Outspoken political commentator Keith Olbermann _ an excellent baseball storyteller, too _ came in second to Sheen when the ball initially went to auction. Olbermann then was second to Swirsky.

“If I got a call from Keith and he wanted it for a million, I’d do it. He deserves it,” Swirsky said. “I’d rather have someone who really wants it to have it, y’know?”