May 4, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT
Hey Sox fans: what would you have paid to keep that ball from rolling through the legs of Bill Buckner during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series? Now, what would pay to have that ball? If your answer was “a penny more than $418,250,” you just blew it, dude:
The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series has been sold at auction for $418,250.
Heritage Auctions says the ball was sold Friday in Dallas to a buyer who wants to remain anonymous. The sale price includes the buyer’s premium.
The ball was the centerpiece of an auction featuring the collection of Los Angeles songwriter Seth Swirsky.
In case you didn’t know, Swirsky’s fortune was based in part on writing the Taylor Dayne song “Tell it to my heart.” Which, if you read some of the comments to the Adam Yauch thread, requires more talent than anything the Beastie Boys had. Because he writes songs, see. Er, whatever.
Weird day. I know.
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