Many items from Tom Brady's last moments on the field became extremely valuable. On March 13, his last touchdown ball received $518,000 to an unknown purchaser.
After Brady announced that he would retire less than 24 hours after his sale, that value of that item was completely changed. However, Darren Rovell of the Action Network said the transaction was terminated once Brady came out of retirement.
Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, who represents the buyer, said he was irritated that Brady came out of retirement and wanted Lelands, the seller, to drop the sale.
In the transaction, no money was exchanged, but the purchaser never paid Lelands for it and won it at an auction. The company told ESPN it wanted to do the right thing in a particular situation.
Mike Heffner, the president and partner of Lelands, said, We wanted to do the right thing here.
"It's the most unique situation we'll probably ever encounter in our lifetimes," says the author. At least when it comes to sports memorabilia, we're still not to the end of the book yet; we've written a chapter.
Despite Brady returning to the field and lowering the value of the ball, Heffner said, many bidders have still agreed to purchase it.
The divide took a month to deal with, since the company suspected that Brady was still unreported from the NFL.
"Every party was waiting to see how it played out," Heffner told ESPN. "Tom Brady, let's face it, is kind of unpredictable these days. Until he throws that first touchdown pass in September, this ball is still the record."
Aron Yohannes, vice president of the United States, says: "It's not a guy."