Roddick made that confession at the Dacor Taste Of Tennis Party in New York that was held in honor of the U.S. Open.
He says when he was 7, he gave out autographed tennis balls for Christmas to his family and friends and told everyone to hang on to them.
It was a bold move, considering Roddick didnt win a tournament until he was 10, and didnt get serious about the sport until he was 12.
In fact, Roddick tells gossip reporter Baird Jones that his mom tossed the ball immediately and played with it the next day on the courts -- and his next door neighbor got rid of the ball a few days later.
But Roddick figures the jokes on them. In his words, They could be worth $100,000 apiece if you go on eBay.
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