Baseball from Buckner play sells for $418k

The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series was sold at auction May 4 for $418,250. Heritage Auctions said the ball was sold to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous.

ADDS THE AMOUNT BALL SOLD FOR $418,250 - This undated image, provided by Heritage Auctions, shows the “Buckner Ball,” the baseball that dribbled between the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The error gave the New York Mets the win and the team went on to beat the Red Sox the next night to win the World Series. The writing, by Mookie Wilson addressed to Mets traveling secretary Arthur Richman says: To Arthur, the ball won it for us, Mookie Wilson, Oct. 25, 1986. Heritage Auctions said the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Dallas. On Friday, the ball sold for $418, 250. (AP Photos/Heritage Auctions)
ADDS THE AMOUNT BALL SOLD FOR $418,250 - This undated image, provided by Heritage Auctions, shows the “Buckner Ball,” the baseball that dribbled between the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The error gave the New York Mets the win and the team went on to beat the Red Sox the next night to win the World Series. The writing, by Mookie Wilson addressed to Mets traveling secretary Arthur Richman says: To Arthur, the ball won it for us, Mookie Wilson, Oct. 25, 1986. Heritage Auctions said the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Dallas. On Friday, the ball sold for $418, 250. (AP Photos/Heritage Auctions)
ADDS THE AMOUNT BALL SOLD FOR $418,250 - This undated image, provided by Heritage Auctions, shows the “Buckner Ball,” the baseball that dribbled between the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner during the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The error gave the New York Mets the win and the team went on to beat the Red Sox the next night to win the World Series. The writing, by Mookie Wilson addressed to Mets traveling secretary Arthur Richman says: To Arthur, the ball won it for us, Mookie Wilson, Oct. 25, 1986. Heritage Auctions said the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 on Friday, May 4, 2012, in Dallas. On Friday, the ball sold for $418, 250. (AP Photos/Heritage Auctions)
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 1986 file photo, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is a picture of dejection as he leaves the field after committing an error on a ball hit by New York Mets' Mookie Wilson, which allowed the winning run to score in the sixth game of the World Series, in New York. The baseball made famous when it rolled through Buckner's legs is being sold. Heritage Auctions says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 during Friday's, May 4, 2012 auction in Dallas. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 1986 file photo, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is a picture of dejection as he leaves the field after committing an error on a ball hit by New York Mets' Mookie Wilson, which allowed the winning run to score in the sixth game of the World Series, in New York. The baseball made famous when it rolled through Buckner's legs is being sold. Heritage Auctions says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 during Friday's, May 4, 2012 auction in Dallas. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 1986 file photo, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is a picture of dejection as he leaves the field after committing an error on a ball hit by New York Mets' Mookie Wilson, which allowed the winning run to score in the sixth game of the World Series, in New York. The baseball made famous when it rolled through Buckner's legs is being sold. Heritage Auctions says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 during Friday's, May 4, 2012 auction in Dallas. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
FILE - This March 1986 file photo shows Boston Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner. The baseball made famous when it rolled through Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series is being sold. Heritage Auctions says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 during Friday's, May 4, 2012 auction in Dallas. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - This March 1986 file photo shows Boston Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner. The baseball made famous when it rolled through Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series is being sold. Heritage Auctions says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 during Friday's, May 4, 2012 auction in Dallas. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - This March 1986 file photo shows Boston Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner. The baseball made famous when it rolled through Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series is being sold. Heritage Auctions says the ball is expected to bring in more than $100,000 during Friday's, May 4, 2012 auction in Dallas. (AP Photo, File)

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