Tom Brady’s “last touchdown ball” sold at an auction earlier this year for $518,000. The ball, however, lost all value when Brady announced he was coming out of retirement just one day later.
While that could have been a major loss for the buyer, the sale has been voided by sports memorabilia website Leland’s.
The buyer was able to strike a deal with the seller and auction house which saved him from coughing up the money, according to TMZ Sports. Leland’s has also confirmed the sale was voided.
“Following Tom Brady’s unretirement, and after discussions with both the buyer and consignor, we have mutually agreed to void the sale of the football,” the auction said in a statement to TMZ Sports. “The ball has not been returned to the consignor, and the plan now is for Lelands to sell it privately as per the seller’s wishes. There are multiple parties interested in purchasing the football.”
Talk about a lucky day.