Ryder Cup Clinching Ball Not For Sale
By Kickntrue on 10/8/10
The man who caught the Ryder Cup clinching ball thrown into the crowd by Graeme McDowell may actually be keeping the ball. It's refreshing to hear, but pretty pathetic that it's a "story" when it isn't just sold off for profit. Of course... it may still be sold off for profit.
"We're not sure at the moment. When I caught it we had a little chat and we said if we do anything with it then we'll decide together," Adrian said.

As for the ball's value (it was later signed by McDowell) that remains something of a mystery.

"We're not sure how much it would be worth and it's something we wouldn't sell for a couple of hundred pounds," he said.
But he revealed there is a chance that it might not be sold at all.

"That's been the notion for the last few days, to be honest," Adrian added.
My guess is he'd sell it... if it were actually worth anything, but I can't imagine it is. It's not exactly akin to catching a record breaking home run ball that took years of monumental history to build up. It's probably more like catching a walk off home run ball in the All Star game. While it may have sentimental value to some- it's probably not actually worth THAT much. I'm sure someone would offer $500 or maybe up to $1000 for it, but if they do it's for sentimental reasons, not an investment. While that's a lot of money (I wouldn't turn down $500 random dollars) I'd rather have the ball sit on my shelf, as my sentimental prize- for actually catching the ball.

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PS- If I'm completely off-base and someone would actually pay closer to $5,000-$10,000 for the ball, I'd sell out in a second.

[ comments ]
mjaber says:
I think it's value is probably close to its peak right now. The only way it's going to be worth more down the road is if the US goes on a run of 20+ years of Ryder Cup domination. Then, holding the ball that last won the Ryder Cup for Europe might be worth something.
Banker85 says:
I would have thrown it back. I would sell it for a box of cracker jack.
Kurt the Knife says:
I want "Stogie Joe's" turban 'n mustache.
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