in

Zelensky Autographed Baseball Up For Sale, Proceeds Going Towards Relief Efforts In Ukraine

A Major League baseball that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky signed is officially up for auction with the sale intended to help relief efforts in Ukraine.

Per TMZ, Zelensky autographed the ball in Ukrainian cursive and English print during a September 2019 visit to New York. Whoever wins the bid for the ball, will also obtain a letter signed by Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations at the time. The going rate for the ball is expected to be at least $15,000.

Photo courtesy of RR Auction.

The ball is going through RR Auction and has previously been in the possession of Randy L. Kaplan, a government affairs specialist in New York. Yelchenko gifted the ball to Kaplan, who has been collecting baseballs with the John Hancock of world leaders on them since 1996.

The ball is said to be in “very fine” condition and already has 13 bids on it. The auction will close on May 11.


New FanDuel Sportsbook users can make their first bet risk-free up to $1,000. If the bet loses, the FanDuel Sportsbook will refund you in site credit. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.  

Follow Nick Geddes on Twitter @NickGeddesNews and on Instagram @nick.geddes. 

Written by Nick Geddes

Nick is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Nick is a life-long sports fan who is proud to say he suffered through 15 years of Bucs futility to witness a Super Bowl victory in 2020. Nick has a passion for writing and is proud to represent OutKick. Follow me on Twitter @NickGeddesNews and on Instagram @nick.geddes.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

to comment on this post. Not a VIP? Signup Here