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Buckner Baseball Sells For Over $418K

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Bill Buckner (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Buckner (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (AP) — The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series has been sold at auction for $418,250.

Heritage Auctions says the ball was sold Friday inDallasto a buyer who wants to remain anonymous. The sale price includes the buyer’s premium.

The ball was the centerpiece of an auction featuring the collection ofLos Angelessongwriter Seth Swirsky.

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Buckner’s error in Game 6 allowed the New York Mets to rally with two outs in the 10th inning. The Mets went on to win the series.

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An umpire gave the ball to Mets executive Arthur Richman. Charlie Sheen bought it for more than $93,000 in 1992. Swirsky purchased it for nearly $64,000 in 2000.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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