The hottest item on eBay is an Aaron Hernandez Patriots jersey. It appears sports memorabilia collectors are willing to purchase the jerseys for more than retail, to sell years down the line.
Last week, the Patriots announced the Aaron Hernandez jersey exchange program set to be held next weekend. Collectors believe fans exchanging jerseys will add to the scarcity and value of the item decades from now.
The heartbroken Patriots fans selling the jerseys appear to be just as surprised as the rest of us. One seller told the Boston Globe, “I thought I might get $15 for it.” He sold the jersey for $289. Another Jersey purchased for just $50 sold for $227.
For Patriots fans, the process has not only been lucrative, but emotional. These emotions have spilled over into their eBay item descriptions below the auction. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Up for grabs is my Husbands Hernandez jersey that he just had to have for Christmas 0_o
Worn ONCE to the PATS/JAGS game on 12/23/12
Starting the bid at .99 because we just want it the *bleep* out of this house.
There are absolutely NO flaws, rips, stains, nothing! See pics
Let me know if you have any questions, all sales are final!!
PayPal only please pay within 3 days of winning, will be shipped IMMEDIATELY!
Thanks for looking!
GO PATS!! — apur1982, jersey selling for $210, 37 bids
This description attempts to guilt-trip the buyer into not bidding on the jersey:
That’s right, now you can own this beauty of a jersey that I dropped $250 on a year ago only to be let down by what appears to be a class 1 murderer. The jersey is a throwback, the color is red…similar to the same color found on Aaron Hernandez’s victim a week ago. The jersey is real, it’s waterproof the water will bead on the jersey but after you wipe it off a little water will remain. What it isn’t however is blood proof, and it looks like Aaron’s home is after he had it cleaned. Anyway email with questions about the jersey, I will ship it very quickly. Sure to make you the envy of all of your friends or at least intimidate all of them with the jersey of a murderer. Good luck and Go Pats! — patsoxcelts07, jersey selling for $305, 43 bids