The baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Al Capone was sold on Thursday for $61,863.34, according to Mile High Card Co., an online auction house.
The identity of the buyer has not been made public, but the auctioneer was Pete Collins, whose grandfathers were of Hall of Famers Herb Pennock and Eddie Collins.
The bidding began on Jan. 14 at $25,000. The winning bid was placed late Thursday night just as the live auction was closing.
MHCC President Brian Drent had estimated that the ball would go for as much as $200,000.
The ball was signed by Capone at Chicago’s Comiskey Park during the 1931 season at Pennock’s request. Ruth later autographed the same one. The ball was then passed down through the Pennock-Collins family and consigned to the auction house in early Jan.
The ball is the only known item signed by both men.