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Most expensive baseball autographed sold at auction

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  • Who: DiMaggio, Monroe

  • What: Most expensive baseball autographed sold at auction

  • Where: United States

The highest amount of money paid for an autographed baseball is $191,200 (£103,766), when Heritage Auction Galleries sold a baseball signed in 1961 by legendary baseball player, Joe DiMaggio, and film star, Marilyn Monroe, (both USA) at an auction in Dallas, Texas, USA on 5 May 2006.

The ball was acquired by an American photographer, Harry Harris in the 1960s. DiMaggio and Monroe had been married and divorced n 1954, but were seeking a reconciliation in 1961. The price is inclusive of the buyers' premium.

 

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