The day before Tom Brady announced his return to the NFL, someone paid over $500,000 for what was supposed to be the final touchdown pass of the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s career.
Well, Tom Brady couldn’t live with himself being retired, so he came back to play at least one more season.
The value of that ball fell off a cliff and the unknown person wasted all that money…or did he.
“The value of the ball could drop dramatically,” Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien’s Auctions, which was not involved in the sale, told Barron’s. “It’s a unique situation, and the buyer has no recourse to return it.”
On Friday, Brady tweeted, “Hey FTX…could we donate a Bitcoin to the charity of this person’s choice?” His tweet included a very clever video.
The firm responded back with an even better offer.
You would think that should soften the blow of spending $518,628 on a football, but with the value of bitcoin at around $40,000 apiece, the unknown buyer isn’t anywhere close to recovering his losses.