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Thread created on Wed Sep 04, 2013 00:32:09
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Hi all,

Just seen this on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111155823557?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649


What do you reckon, would you pay that price for a Football?



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Posted on Wed Sep 04, 2013 16:43:02
Doubtful. A FIFA match ball used in play during the 2006 World Cup final Italy v France sold for 800 which is around 1400 Australian Dollars

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Posted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 02:29:34
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Doubtful. A FIFA match ball used in play during the 2006 World Cup final Italy v France sold for 800 which is around 1400 Australian Dollars



I don't normally deal with European football memorabilia but I do have a pretty nice sports memorabilia collection.

There could be any number of reasons why a world cup final ball doesn't sell for much. If the seller is not reputable or has no certificate of authenticity, it could be hard to verify the legitimacy of any sports memorabilia. 800 seems pretty cheap for a game used world cup ball.

At many big events, they will auction off the game used balls for charity. They typically use far more balls than normal when they do this(makes sense right). In a normal football match there could be a dozen or so balls used throughout the game (instead of chasing down the ball the ballboy gives them a new one and they keep playing when the ball goes out of bounds). Also, technically a game used ball would include any ball used in warmups by any member of either team.

This aurograpged ball could go for significantly more for a number of reasons. #1 the seller says he won it from the club themselves. The actual team is the most reputable seller of authentic merchandise in the world (why would they fake it? They already make millions with replicas). Anytime you get and/or buy directly from the team, you know 100% its authentic.
If this is a one of a kind ball with a certificate of authenticty it could fetch thousands (if its not one of a kind it will be numbered with the lowest numbers being the most valuable).
#2 no one outside of France or Italy wants that world cup ball, with it being far less desireable in the losers country (like super bowl losers memorabilia in the states). Barca and RM are two of the most popular teams in the world, with a few of the most popular players in the world having autographed it.
I think $4500 is a pretty good price considering the popularity and uniqueness.

I paid $2,200 for an American football game used signed helmet from a player that played 15 years ago. This player isn't nearly as popular as these players and the game he played in wasn't nearly as popular as el classico.

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