If you’re a Giants fan, you might want to consider dipping into your 401k. Until Tuesday evening (“OR LATER”), you can buy the same jersey David Huff wore this afternoon while giving up four runs and seven hits in an inning and a third. The bidding starts at $300.
No bids yet.
If you go to MLB Auctions, you can bid on an assortment of special edition Memorial Day Giants jerseys. Some are getting decent action, like the ones worn by Buster Posey ($1,120 after 22 bids as I’m writing this) and Pablo Sandoval ($1,120 after 27 bids). Which isn’t all that surprising, even if camo letters and numbers make these jerseys look fairly heinous.
Hey, even if you disagree with me and think camouflage on a baseball jersey is a good look, or you feel like it’s a sign of the respect MLB is paying to American military personnel who’ve lost their lives in combat, the Auctions people have to be insane to think anyone is going to put a $300 bid on some of these.
The role players aren’t attracting many bids. Neither are the hitting coaches.
How about $300 for an official jersey worn by the team’s bullpen catcher? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
While MLB Auctions is probably going to have to drop their minimum bid on some of these, there are a few jerseys that have gotten a surprising amount of attention and love from bidders. Like Jean Machi’s, for instance.
$400! That’s almost as much as the amount MLB Auctions would have to pay me to take Machi’s pants off their hands.