World's Rarest Autographed Baseball, Found In New Jersey Attic, Sells For Over $15K
Because he is a third generation Ford dealer, Gary Ackerman is often asked by customers about his bloodlines. He usually quotes Bill Ford, the Ford Motor Company’s chairman: “He once told me, ‘my heart is oval-shaped and my blood is blue,” Ackerman said.
Ackerman, the owner of Gaudin Ford in Las Vegas, recently stepped up to the plate to show how deep that blue runs. He paid $15,038— 50 percent above the pre-sale estimate and the same cost as a new 2016 Ford Fiesta Sedan on Gaudin’s lot —in a Lelands auction for the only authenticated baseball signed by Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company and Bill Ford’s great grandfather.