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Friday, April 17, 2009
Tech's garage sale provides neat trinkets all weekend

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Looking for that special gift for a Texas Tech fan that has everything?

How about a game-worn Joel Filani jersey?

Or a helmet that might have adorned a Red Raider in the Big 12 trenches somewhere?

The school's athletic department is selling all kinds of cool Tech artifacts this weekend at its annual garage sale, which begins at 10 a.m. Friday in the west side lobby of Jones AT&T Stadium. It will also continue from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Alan Berger of the Double T Zone told USA Today that he hopes the sale will generate more than $100,000 for the school this weekend. Products from the school's 17 intercollegiate sports will be sold.  

"It's a great way to combine a clearance sale and to recycle athletic department gear that otherwise would be going in the trash or winding up in a storage unit someplace," Berger told USA Today. 

Among the items will be 17 football helmets and about 500 jerseys from the late 1980s through 2000.