Monday, July 1, 2013
Market for No. 81 jerseys?
While the Patriots are allowing fans to exchange their Aaron Hernandez jerseys exchange them for new ones on Saturday and Sunday at the team’s pro shop, there appears to be a small market online seeking to buy the No. 81 shirts.
An “Aaron Hernandez jersey” search on eBay on Monday afternoon produced a handful of jerseys with current bids for more than their $250 purchase price. One fan in Florida got $289 for one on eBay over the weekend, according to a report in the Boston Globe, and several had bids for more than $300. Others purported to be signed by Hernandez were going for more.
Hernandez was arrested last week and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who was put to rest on Sunday. He has been released by the Patriots.
The team announced the exchange program, which is only good this weekend and only on jerseys sold at the pro shop at Gillette Stadium, late last week.
Neither here nor there: Official game jerseys go for $250 on the Patriots’ pro shop web site, but several are on sale – Wes Welker jerseys are going for $100 and Danny Woodhead jerseys are being sold for $75. Neither player is still on the team.