Huge Inflation: Deflategate Ball Sells for $44K

Little piece of Patriots shame-memorabilia does not come cheaply
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2015 9:44 AM CDT
Huge Inflation: Deflategate Ball Sells for $44K
Doreen Domina of Enfield, Conn., and her son, Jacob Domina, join Patriots fans for a "Free Tom Brady" rally at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass.   (Angela Rowlings/The Boston Herald via AP)

One of the famously underinflated footballs used by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in their march to this year's Super Bowl victory sold at auction yesterday, and ESPN reports that its value was anything but flat at $43,740. The ball, the only one from the now-infamous playoff game versus the Indianapolis Colts to make its way to a public sale so far, fell short of the $100,000 auctioneer thought it could get, but is nonetheless probably the priciest game ball out there. The buyer, notes the New York Post, was not named. (More New England Patriots stories.)

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