On Thursday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks apparently listed for auction the jersey Golden Tate was wearing Monday night when he "caught" the pass from Russell Wilson that led to a "victory" and more importantly, led to the end of the NFL vs. Officials standoff. It got a little media attention but later last night it had disappeared from the team's auction site. It had been scheduled to run until Monday, Oct. 8. Now, Chris Cleamons jersey is the only one remaining from that game among the three up for bid. Since Tate admitted he should have been flagged for pass interference, the jersey already had two strikes against it, even though it's kind of historic.
Here's what the original description of the Tate jersey stated, according to CBS Sports:
"In the final seconds of what promises to be a game not soon forgotten, Seahawks Wide Receiver Golden Tate and Packers Defensive Back M.D. Jennings came down with a Russell WilsonHail Mary in the North End Zone at CenturyLink Field. The officials awarded the Seahawks a touchdown and a 14-12 victory on Monday Night Football.
“This is the jersey Golden wore that night. Own a piece of history by bidding on this authentic, Golden Tate game-worn #81 jersey. … This jersey is game-worn, un-washed and in the exact condition it was in when the player took it off at the end of the game.”
No word on why the auction went poof or what happened to the shirt, but you wonder if the image-conscious NFL may have stepped in?
We reached out to the Seahawks via Twitter but they didn't respond Thursday night.
Jennings, by the way, is now more famous than most second year undrafted free agent defensive backs. He's signed a deal to sign autographs at a Milwaukee area sports memorabilia shop next month.
It's becoming a pretty power-packed lineup of autograph guests at this year's Chicago Sun-Times Sports Card Show. Mounted Memories announced Thursday that the soon to be retired Chipper Jones has been added to the Sunday signing schedule.
It may be the first time collectors will have a chance to see the future Hall of Famer at a card show. He'll be at the Stephens Convention Center along with Stephen Strasburg and several others on Sunday, November 18. As we reported last week, Shaquille O'Neal will also make his first card show, popping in for a couple of hours on Saturday, the 17th.
Pricing on Chipper is $129 for an ordinary item; $179 for bats and jerseys, $249 for game used bats and jerseys, $49 if you want an inscription added and he'll take his picture with you for $149 more.
Remember that Bo Schembechler estate sale we told you about earlier in the week? The neighborhood association apparently wasn't keen on the idea of a few hundred cards rolling in over four days. They protested and the auction company postponed it.
Check out the rather strange story from WXYZ: