The ball that David Beckham blasted into the stands when he missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2004 quarter final shootout defeat by Portugal has attracted a 10 million euro bid (Approximately US $12,384,000) on ebay and it still has 7 days to go so the price could go even higher.
Pablo Carral, a 25-year-old Spanish football fan who claimed the trophy when it landed in his arms in Row Q of the Luz stadium in Lisbon decided to put the ball up for sale on the Spanish site of Internet auctioneers eBay after a British newspaper offered to buy it for 18,000 euros.
This is one hell of an example of a fat lucky chance dropping into someone’s lap from the sky (literally).
Why doesn’t something like that ever happen to me?
Update: After running checks on the bids, eBay’s Spanish site decided to reduce the top offer for the ball from 10 million to a mere 23,650 euros ($29,270) after concluding that pranksters were behind hiking the price to astronomical levels.