Buried Red Sox jersey sells for $175,100 on Ebay
Written by www.latinosportslegends.com
April 24, 2008 -- A broken, dirty Red Sox jersey that was buried under the concrete at the new Yankee Stadium sold today on Ebay for a whopping $175,100.
The bidder who goes by the Ebay screen name, "2004carman" got the winning bid out of 282 for the battered David Ortiz jersey.
The saga began about two weeks ago, when a Red Sox loving construction worker buried the jersey in wet concrete, hoping to hex the Yankees. Rumors of the worker’s activity were verified, and construction supervisors at the new Yankee stadium located the jersey under two feet of concrete. Following the discovery, Yankees President Randy Levine indicated that the shirt would be given to the Jimmy Fund to be auctioned off on Ebay, a move that proves that when it comes to cancer, everyone is on the same team. The Yankees may pursue a lawsuit against the construction worker.
The winner get the original buried jersey enclosed in a glass case, a new Ortiz jersey and two tickets to a Red Sox game.