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|Little did Jim Boeheim know at the time that this jacket would sell for $14,000 two months later.|
Because opposing bids happened at the opposite end of Turning Stone's Event Center ballroom, Gold wasn't sure what kind of financial firepower he was up against.
All Gold knows is that the bidding "went on for a while." Boeheim, at one point, promised to wear the jacket to the winner's house, Gold said.
"He called me out during the bidding, saying I was the No. 1 fan," Gold said. "He goaded me a little bit. Little did he know that I was fully intending to get that."
The bidding ended on Gold's $14,000 pledge. Gold's attendance at the Duke game, where he sat directly behind the Orange bench and witnessed the SU coach strip off the very jacket he now possesses, makes the purchase more precious.
@OrangeChuck @Cusememes @CUSEblonde24 The #Boeheim "reaction jacket" sells for 14K #BoeheimBall #cuse @JJB_Foundation pic.twitter.com/oNBW8LKWnG— Stacy Loeb, MD (@LoebStacy) April 27, 2014