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Ortiz “Yankee Curse” Jersey Sells On eBay

Well it’s all over, 282 bids later, the jersey that struck fear in the Yankees organization has finally sold. The infamous Big Papi jersey has just sold for $175,100 as of 12:30 PM EST today! All proceeds will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

In typical eBay fashion, the final day was full of bidding and outbidding driving the price to outrageous heights. User “2004carman” came out of nowhere with nine seconds left to snipe the jersey away from the previous high bidder. It appears from my observation that “2004carman” had not made a single bid for the jersey prior to his/her winning bid. All identities of bidders are kept private except for the winner.

In addition to winning the jersey, “2004carman” will be treated to a Sox home game and presented the jersey before the start of that game. For those of you who think the winner will just flip the jersey immediately for more money, the Official Rules stipulate the winner must keep the jersey in his/her possession for a year from the closing date of the auction.

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2 comments for “Ortiz “Yankee Curse” Jersey Sells On eBay”

  1. 2004carman is obviously a very experienced ebay buyer. As I was watching the bidding, I was thinking how silly the bidders were for driving up the price.

    Yet, the silliest thing is certainly the fact that someone paid so much money for something so useless. There is no curse. It’s just a huge media frenzy. If this had all come out in 10 years and there had actually had been a curse, this would be a whole different story. Everyone else will realize how useless this jersey is soon. People will forget about this whole ordeal, but 2004carman will still be out $175,100. At least it all went to charity.

    Posted by Jennifer | April 24, 2008, 1:13 pm
  2. I’m sure 2004carman realizes the money goes to charity. Going through the user’s history, it looks like the person is a collector of memorabilia.

    Posted by Dave | April 24, 2008, 4:12 pm

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