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Bidding on Derek Jeter Foul Ball Reached $17,392 — and Didn’t Meet the Reserve

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees waves to the fans after a game in which he hit his 3000th career hit while playing against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

You'll recall that a couple weeks back, a foul ball that Derek Jeter hit during the at-bat in which he got his 3,000th hit went on the auction block. You may also recall that, as of last Monday, bidding had already reached $10,000. Well, bidding ended this weekend, and in all, the ball received fourteen bids — the highest of which was for $17,392. But here's the thing: That bid — which, we'll remind you, is for a foul balldidn't meet the seller's reserve price. Somewhere, non-greedy souvenir-snagger Christian Lopez is crying, just a little. [Sports Collectors Daily via darrenrovell/Twitter]

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Photo: Michael Heiman/2011 Getty Images