A football used by Tom Brady’s New England Patriots sold for $43,740 in an auction over the weekend. The football was used during the Patriots' game against the Indianapolis Colts in the recent NFL playoffs.
According to Lelands.com, there were five bids for the deflated football, which was given to the crowd by wide receiver Brandon LaFell after a Patriots touchdown.
“The ball that will live in infamy. Actual game ball used in the AFC Championship Game played on Sunday Jan. 18, 2015, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts,” the description found in the auction website stated. “This is the actual Touchdown Ball handed off by quarterback Tom Brady to LeGarrette Blount who ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. Blount dropped the ball while celebrating, where it was picked up by receiver Brandon LaFell who handed it to a fan in the stands.”
The Patriots beat the Colts, 45-7 in the AFC Conference Championship and went on to win Super Bowl 50 against the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24.
“Detailed notarized letter explaining how the ball was obtained is included, along with Laura's "Golden Ticket" stub. Photo of them posing with the ball directly after their good fortune handoff is shown here. Ball is an Official NFL gamer featuring imprint of Roger Goodell's facsimile signature and most importantly referee Walt Anderson's initials in gold Sharpie,” the same description of the ball continued.