“Bobby Thomson’s 1951 home run remains one of the most famous walk-offs in MLB history. His bat, glove and cleats reside in Cooperstown, but arguably baseball’s most hallowed piece of rawhide went the way of Jimmy Hoffa. Dozens of fans claimed to have the ball in the days after Thomson’s homer, and one even conned World Series tickets out of Thomson in exchange for what he thought was the actual ball. It wasn’t.” ESPN: Inside the mysterious world of missing sports memorabilia.