Posted: 10:22 am Monday, August 25th, 2014

Cumberland game ball auction over at $40K 

By Ken Sugiura

As of late Thursday night, this ball was worth almost $15,000 and could end up being worth far more than that by Saturday night. (SCP Auctions)

This ball has been claimed. I hope the winner gets it re-stitched. (SCP Auctions)

 

The auction for what is believed to be the game ball from Georgia Tech’s 222-0 win over Cumblerland in 1916 is over. The ball ultimately went for $40,388, eight times the original bidding price.

The bidding took off in the final hours, ascending from $15,700 Friday morning to $18,997 Friday night, $27,815 Saturday at 6 p.m. and the final price, two bids later, at $40,388. The auction closed to all bidders at 10 p.m. and then continued into the night for those who had already bid. It ended when no bid was made on any item in the entire auction for 15 minutes.

I am hoping to have more information on the winning bidder later on today. Check back this afternoon.

5 comments
forexbomb
forexbomb

@misterwax


It's really amazing what some people will pay for certain items...  

misterwax
misterwax

would have been interesting to do some forensics on the pigskin and the ink...might have driven up the price.

forexbomb
forexbomb

Somebody has more dollars than SENSE....  40K for a football. that has very new marker ....  Only in America!

AlwaysReady
AlwaysReady

14 years older than the 1930 Ramblin' Wreck.

Marquis
Marquis

Looks like a 100 year old ball....with more recent lettering.  Just saying.