Pete Seigel, CEO of GottaHaveIt.com, is the new owner of the uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he hurled the only perfect game in World Series history. Larsen's magical feat was accomplished in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The legendary right-hander referenced his grandchildrens' education when asked why he sold the uniform. Well, it appears like he has secured a pretty nice college fund by parting ways with it.
Seigel coughed up $756,000 for the piece of history, which included a 20 percent buyer's fee on the final bid of $630,000. The Yankees uniform received 22 bids overall in an online auction conducted by Steiner Sports. The auction began on October 8 and concluded on Wednesday.
Seigel's company has reportedly been stockpiling a collection of New York Yankees memorabilia that it plans to put on display in the future.
Larsen was quoted in July that he hoped to receive one million dollars for the jersey. He may not have quite hit that mark, but three-quarters of a million isn't too shabby either.
Via NY Daily News.