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Swirsky, who while growing up on Long Island developed a love for the Mets and New York Yankees, said that he remembers watching the 1986 Game 6 with his father. He said that the person who bought the Buckner ball is in for a “great ride.”

“Once somebody points out that they have the ball, people will surround them at every party, telling them their experiences of where they were,” Swirsky said.

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