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as of this moment, it cost 10 Million Euro to buy a ball...lol

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it looks like there's been a bunch of bids too.... Futbol fans...I tell ya what

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Yeah, I read the news yesterday. It's crazy...

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MADRID, July 13 (Reuters) - The Spanish football fan who grabbed David Beckham's wayward penalty in England's Euro 2004 quarter-final defeat against Portugal has put the ball for sale on an auction website.
The ball was fetching 9,050 on Tuesday on the Spanish site of Internet auctioneers eBay (www.es.ebay.com), a day after it went on sale with the first bid at just one euro. The auction is open until July 22.


Pablo Carral, a 25-year-old Deportivo Coruna fan, claimed the trophy when Beckham's first attempt in the penalty shootout landed in his arms in Row Q of the Luz stadium in Lisbon.

It is embossed with the names of the two teams, the date and the venue of the game.

'The incredible thing was that the ball reached us because we were so far from the goal,' he said.

Carral said he has already received an offer of 18,000 from a British newspaper for the ball, and was hoping it would fetch a higher price in the Internet auction.

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turns out that the 10Million bid was a fake

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MADRID, July 15 (Reuters) - A 10 million-euro bid for the ball that David Beckham blasted into the stands during England's Euro 2004 shootout defeat against Portugal has been ruled a fake.

After running checks on the bids, the Spanish site of Internet auctioneers eBay decided to reduced the top offer for the ball from 10 million to a mere 23,650 euros ($29,270).


The ball was put up for sale by the Spanish football fan who grabbed it while he was watching the Euro 2004 quarter-final from Row Q of the Luz stadium in Lisbon.

A bidding war believed to involve genuine collectors and British newspapers, anxious to get hold of the ultimate memento of a penalty miss that helped cost England a place in the semi-finals, was also joined by pranksters who hiked the price to astronomical levels.

The interest in the ball has created a major headache for the eBay, who have had to introduce a new series of security checks in order to establish the authenticity of the bids.

'Nothing like this has ever occurred in Spain before,' company spokesperson Inma Solis said on Wednesday.

'We are having to check out each bid with our departments in other countries and are trying to cancel out those we believe to be false.'

Pablo Carral, the 25-year-old Deportivo Coruna fan who caught Beckham's spot kick, said he only realised the interest the ball might generate after he had been contacted by a British newspaper who were anxious to get their hands on the trophy.

'I decided to put the ball up for auction after a British paper tried to buy it,' he said.

'I was also rung up by several Irish daily papers saying they wanted to get hold of it in order to poke fun at Beckham and the English - it's complete madness.'

The ball, embossed with the names of the teams, the date and match venue, will be up for sale until July 22.


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I wonder if this thing is more valuable than the infamous Steve Bartman ball

I think soccer is > baseball... even though I never watch soccer


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I wonder if this thing is more valuable than the infamous Steve Bartman ball

I think soccer is > baseball... even though I never watch soccer
Worldwide, baseball doesn't come CLOSE to the ferver associated with soccer. However, I don't think it translates into shelling out cash for memorabelia the way baseball (and other sports) does in America. I'd say more people care about the Beckman miss than the Steve Bartman disaster, but the Steve Bartman ball would sell for more than this will if it went to auction.

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^^^ Bartman's ball (errr, not his ball - but the one he deflected) sold for $106,000 US

http://chicago.about.com/cs/sport1/a/foul_ball_sold.htm

I'm going to guess Bartman's ball (yeah, the other one) may end up fetching more than $106,000.

Americans have more $$$ to waste than anybody else!!! hoooooray!!!!!


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I think soccer is > baseball... even though I never watch soccer
Heh that's funny. IMHO soccer is football, while American football should be handball, while handball should be throwball :P

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Worldwide, baseball doesn't come CLOSE to the ferver associated with soccer.
Of course not, soccer, err, football, is the number one sport in the world. Why? Because it costs NOTHING to play it, while most, if not all, other sports do. All you need is a ball to kick and that's it. You can make goal posts out of tree branches or whatever. Does anyone think kids in third world countries can play (American) football, baseball, basketball, tennis, hockey, etc as EASILY as they can play soccer? Hell no.

Also, what's even more ridiculous than a ball selling on ebay is someone being treated as a frickin' god and making sick amounts of money for simply KICKING A BALL. What has this world come to....

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Anyone remember the McGuire 70th homerun ball that sold for $3.2 million. Or the bonds HR ball that sold for $450k, after which the person who caught the ball and then got mobbed losing the ball, sued the person who came out with the ball and got half of the $450k.

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