Colts owner Jim Irsay purchases baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Pay ball!

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is now the proud owner of a baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

He paid a whopping $50,103 for the rare item at the Boston-based RR Auction, according to reports.

More than $15,000 will be donated to relief efforts in Ukraine.

Zelensky signed the ball in Ukrainian cursive, and English print during a 2019 visit to New York, during which he addressed the United Nations and met with then-President Trump.

The ball comes with a letter signed by Volodymyr Yelchenko, then Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations. He gave the ball to government affairs specialist Randy L. Kaplan, a collector of baseballs signed by world leaders.

Zelensky signed the ball in 2019 during a visit to the United States.
RR Auction
The ball was obtained by Randy Kaplan, who collects baseballs signed by world leaders.
The ball was obtained by Randy Kaplan, who collects baseballs signed by world leaders.
The Kaplan Collection

There were 35 bids for the baseball, according to reports. The ball was projected to sell for $15,000.

The baseball will be on display as part of The Jim Irsay Collection on June 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.