Bobby Bonilla earns but MORE money from his notorious New York Mets contract because it sells at public sale for $180k – with the ex-MLB star nonetheless gathering $1.19m yearly till 2035 after his infamous deferred compensation settlement
- Bobby Bonilla signed an unimaginable deferred compensation settlement in 2000
- The Mets let him go and agreed to pay him $1.19m a yr from 2011 to 2035
- The contract has now bought at public sale for $180k, incomes Bonilla much more money
- Winner will get to spend a day in New York with Bonilla to look at a Mets sport
Former MLB All-Star Bobby Bonilla has scooped some more money from his already-lucrative New York Mets contract, with the notorious doc promoting at public sale for $180,000 this weekend.
Bonilla, now 59, signed an unimaginable deferred compensation settlement when he left the Mets again in 2000 – permitting the crew to not pay his remaining cash for 12 years, in the event that they then gave him $1.19m yearly from 2011 by way of 2035.
That meant that relatively than giving him the $5.9m they owed, Bonilla will now obtain a complete of $29.8m by the point the contract is finally settled in one other 12 years.
July 1 is now referred to as ‘Bobby Bonilla Day’ yearly amongst baseball followers, and one fortunate supporter has secured themselves an additional piece of historical past by shopping for the contract itself by way of collectibles market Goldin for $180k.
As well as, as reported by ESPN, the winner of the public sale can even obtain 30-minute Zoom calls with Bonilla, and in addition the agent who brokered the unimaginable deal, Dennis Gilbert.
Bobby Bonilla has bought his New York Mets contract for an enormous $180,000 at public sale this week
Bonilla (pictured proper in 2018) will nonetheless gather money from the Mets each July 1 till 2035
On prime of that, they may get a signed baseball, a game-used bat from Bonilla’s private assortment, and a 1-of-1 Bobby Bonilla contract NFT.
They don’t seem to be carried out but, although, with the fan additionally in a position to spend a day in New York with the previous third baseman, together with dinner, batting apply at Citi Discipline, a Mets sport and dinner.
The public sale itself unfolded in an unimaginable method Saturday night time, with the lot standing at simply $22,800 at 9:30pm.
Lower than an hour, and 15 bids, later, it had reached six figures and finally ended near the $200,000 mark with purchaser’s premium included.
After all, that determine remains to be not even near the quantity Bonilla makes from the Mets each July 1, with loads of years nonetheless remaining of his annual $1.19m payouts.
Bonilla might be 72 when the funds are full in 2035.
The public sale winner can even get to look at a Mets sport with Bonilla at Citi Discipline subsequent yr