There’s been a lot of random sports memorabilia that’s been up for auction recently. Just a couple of days ago someone bought Pete Carroll’s dad shoes for $1,000 and also Brad Ausmus’ hoodie was up for sale from the game he got ejected from a few nights back.
Another pretty useless piece of memorabilia is up for auction and it’s the jersey Bryce Harper wore when he fought Jonathan Papelbon in the dugout last September. Here’s a refresher:
It was the snapshot that best defined the dysfunction and disappointment of the Washington Nationals’ 2015 season; superstar outfielder Bryce Harper scuffling with past-his-prime reliever Jonathan Papelbon in the dugout during a late-season home game against the Phillies, during which Papelbon imploded in the ninth inning against his former team. Presented here is the very same home white #34 jersey Harper wore during the altercation. There is dirt on the back of the size 48 shirt and it is signed number “4” in black on the back with a “Luke 1:37” inscription. There’s also the MLB hologram “HZ798263.” Whether or not you classify Harper as a model Christian, the scripture in question reads: “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Indeed. Pictured are also exact photo matches of Harper wearing the jersey.
The bids are up to over $4,800 as I’m writing this and the auction date is June 17th, so you can expect the price to end up much higher than that. All of this is just going to make my boss a lot of money whenever he decides to unload those Cam Newton BCS pants.