To cancel the $518K sale to Tom Brady for his ‘final’ touchdown ball, an agreement was reached

The $518,000 sale price of the game ball that was used in the then-unretired Tom BradyAccording to Lelands Auctions, the “final” touchdown pass of's auction house has been cancelled by mutual agreement between consignor, buyer and auction house.

A source familiar with negotiations said that Brady's unique decision to return 40-days after his announcement of retirement in late January, less than twenty four hours after the auction had closed, meant that no money was exchanged.

Mike Heffner is president and partner of Lelands. He stated that, although the original buyer has left, the consignor plans to continue to privately sell the ball through Lelands.

Heffner stated, “It's probably the most unique circumstance that we'll ever encounter in all of our lifetimes — at minimum when it comes to memorabilia sports.” “We aren't at the end yet, we've just written another chapter.”

Even after the Super Bowl champion seven times, BuccaneersHeffner stated that multiple buyers were still interested in buying the ball despite its declining value.

Heffner says, “It's still a remarkable piece of history.” “Any Brady touchdown ball”

The official announcement of the voided sale took over a month because everyone involved was waiting to see if Brady would retire or not. Lelands says that Brady's status was confirmed after the consigner and buyer reached an agreement.

Heffner says that all parties were eager to see how it would turn out. “Tom Brady is, let's be honest, a little unpredictable these days.” This ball will still be the record until he throws the first touchdown pass in September.

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