Shane Warne’s baggy green cap has sold, with the last visible bid at $1,007,500 before the auction closed on Friday morning, after a late bidding frenzy resulted in the price being doubled in the final 18 hours.
The price tipped over the $1 million mark just two minutes before the auction was to close at 10 am on Friday with the winning bid made after the designated close.
In a message on Twitter after the auction closed, Warne thanked everyone who had made a bid on the cap, with the proceeds to go to the Red Cross bushfire appeal.
“A huge Thankyou / congrats to the successful bidder – you have blown me away with your generosity and this was way beyond my expectations!
The leg-spin great put the cherished piece of memorabilia up for auction on Monday to raise money for the bushfire appeal.
The figure is well over twice that the $425,000 one of Don Bradman’s baggy greens commanded in 2003.
Thankyou so much to everyone that placed a bid & a huge Thankyou / congrats to the successful bidder – you have blown me away with your generosity and this was way beyond my expectations ! The money will go direct to the Red Cross bushfire appeal. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou ❤️ wrote on twitter.
Source @ Sydney Morning Herald.