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You can celebrate Gary Sheffield’s birthday by buying collectibles from his 500th home run game

Image taken from eBay listing

Former outfielder Gary Sheffield turns 43 today. I think most New York Mets fans are still more likely to think of Sheffield as “Dwight Gooden‘s nephew” than remember his time as an actual Mets player, but he did accomplish one significant milestone while playing for New York.

On April 17, 2009, Sheffield hit his 500th career home run off of Milwaukee Brewers reliever Mitch Stetter. For $580, you can own a base that was used in that game that has been signed by Sheffield and authenticated by Major League Baseball.

If that’s a bit too pricey, you can get a signed 8×10 photo of Sheffield hitting the home run for $49.99 plus $10 shipping.