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The $62,000 Catch: Johnny Unitas-Raymond Berry Ball Auctioned Off

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The 1958 NFL Championship Game Ball is long in to overtime. All these years later, it sold for about 15 times of what the winning team earned for the game.

Perhaps the ball in this kick is the one that sold for about $1 per person in attendance.
Perhaps the ball in this kick is the one that sold for about $1 per person in attendance.
New York Times

The Touchdown toss from Johnny Unitas to Raymond Berry in the 1958 NFL Championship game has been passed again. This time, the receiver paid dearly for it.

In the game that still resonates some half-a-century later, Unitas hit Berry for a 15-yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter to put Baltimore up 14-3. The ball was used for the Steve Myhra extra point and remained in the stands.

This is that ball.

Having exchanged hands a number of times, it would up at Huggins and Scott Auctions in Maryland. It was bid on for about ten days at the beginning of this month and sold for $62,140.

Is it me, or does that ball seem imminently catch-able?

No word on the buyer, but the previous owner, collector Jay Freedman, owned the pigskin specimen for 16 years.