An NFL fan who was handed Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown ball gave it back in exchange for other gifts.
Gifts included a signed helmet, signed jersey and shoes and a pair of season tickets with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for this year and next year.
Brady himself even gave the fan one bitcoin – which is currently worth around £45,000 – to retrieve the commemorative ball.
But experts suggested that the ball could have easily fetched around $500,000 (£363k) if the fan had managed to auction it off.
Fan Byron Kennedy stood to watch his beloved Books beat the Chicago Bears 38-3 on Sunday.
He arrived at Raymond James Stadium in a Mike Evans jersey and was at the front to catch the 600th TD pass of Brady’s legendary career to his favorite player.
Evans then inadvertently gave the surprise of his life by jumping on the stands to hand the historic ball to Kennedy.
Footage was later shown handing the ball back to a fan after a conversation with a Books employee.
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Reports in the US suggest the ball could have sold for over half a million dollars, with one expert even saying CBS It could have almost doubled.
Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 600 career TD passes, making the ball a unique piece of memorabilia.
QB tells fellow legends Peyton and Eli Manning how important the ball was to him while playing with him ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
He joked: “I took it back with a lot of conversation.
“Byron felt he lost all his advantage once he took the ball away. He should have held it to get as much leverage as possible.
“But I think it worked out great. I’m giving him a bitcoin, so that’s great too. At the end of the day I think he’s still doing a great job.”