The other day I mentioned the $50,000 search for a game-winning hockey puck
another game winner has sold recently for a high price
. The "Jo'bulani ball," the gold-decorated Jabulani soccer ball used in the final World Cup
match between Spain and the Netherlands sold on eBay
for £48,200 (approximately $73,368). The auction raised money
Nelson Mandela's HIV/Aids education and prevention campaign.
The Jabulani has been a source of controversy. Adidas created the World Cup ball's "radical grip 'n' groove" technology
which was supposed to provide stable flight and a perfect grip has been criticized by some players.
A total of 133 bids from 55 participants came in for the ball. It eventually went to a group of Spanish fans.