Buyer of Tom Brady’s Last TD Ball, Auction House Now in a Quandary

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images. Pictured: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

And the worst timing award goes to….

The person who was the winning bidder on the Tom Brady's final touchdown.

The auction closed last night at, with the winning bid, including buyer's premium, of $518,625.

The ball went viral on Sunday night after Brady, at 7:13 pm ET, tweeted that he was coming back, thus turning the winning ball into merely the last TD of the 2022 season.

It's not likely that the winning bidder actually paid for the ball yet. With a Saturday night close, auction houses such as Lelands typically send invoices out on Monday.

Feeling sorry for the guy who bought this ball?

Don’t yet. He likely didn’t wire funds yet.

Auction houses typically invoice for weekend auctions on Monday.

Question is: Will there be a battle for him to pay up?

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 13, 2022

So can the buyer back out?

For it's part, a Lelands spokesman told The Action Network on Sunday night that the auction house would have no comment at this time.

Lelands rules state that "if payment is not received within 30 days after the date of the invoice, Lelands reserves the right, without further notice to the buyer, to (a) charge to the buyer’s credit card any balance remaining on the buyer’s invoice; and/or (b) resell any or all the items won by the buyer.

"In addition, a service charge of 1.5% per month will be applied to any outstanding balance after 30 days. Buyer agrees to pay all of Lelands’ costs, including attorney’s fees, incurred in attempting to collect any sums due to Lelands from buyer. If buyer pays late, he or she forfeits all rights to return(s) for any and all reasons."

The ball was the one Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans threw into the crowd during the NFC Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 23 against the Los Angeles Rams. The ball was photomatched by Meigray. The Buccaneers went on to lose that game 30-27.

Brady officially retired on Feb. 1.

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