The McFarlane Collection
 
The McFarlane Collection
 
The home run is the most singularly dynamic achievement in all of North American sport. A batter uses discipline, knowledge, speed and power to launch a ball into the seats and beyond, thrilling a home crowd and driving opposing fans to their knees. In 1961 Roger Maris' 61st homer conquered Babe Ruth's all-time record, but that mark has been surpassed three times in recent years. Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds have eclipsed the former record with homers number 66, 70, and 73. The baseballs they hit to earn a piece of baseball immortality all rest in the possession of Todd McFarlane.

In June 2003, producer, director and passionate baseball enthusiast Todd McFarlane acquired the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his record-setting 73rd home run. The Bonds, McGwire and Sosa baseballs all sit together as representatives of the three greatest power-hitting seasons in baseball history. The McFarlane Collection traveled coast-to-coast starting in 1999, fulfilling Todd McFarlane's pledge to create goodwill and bring the #70 ball and nine other McGwire and Sosa 1998 home run balls back to the fans. His goal: to recapture the excitement of the record and to raise money for charity.