One might look at Ryan Schneider's recent transaction and scratch their head. After all, who bids $40,388 for a football?

But Schneider, a Georgia Tech alumnus, not only shelled out top dollar for an old, weathered football that was used 98 years ago in a 222-0 Yellow Jackets win against Cumberland. He's donating it back to the school he loves.

"I love Tech; love what it's let me do and be," Schneider, a 46-year-old patent lawyer, said. "I didn't want the ball in any another house."

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