NFL fans got a good, long look at the pinstripe suit Aaron Rodgers wore to the 2005 draft. The camera kept cutting to him as team after team passed him by.
All’s well that ends well, of course. Eight years later, he’s about to make a bazillion dollars. At the time, though, it was a giant slice of humble pie and the picture of Rodgers sitting alone in his nice duds was pretty sad.
Did Rodgers keep the suit as a reminder of that humbling couple of hours?
No, he didn’t.
Did he put it on when he needed motivation? Well, we don’t know.
We do know it wound up in a Goodwill store on West Mason Street in Green Bay. Now, it’s up for bid via Heritage Auctions.
The suit was spotted by a man who was shopping around and decided to take a look at a get up that probably seemed a little out of place in a second hand store.
It looked to be approximately the proper size for an NFL quarterback and incredibly, the interior pocket tag read: “Aaron Rogers (sic) 4/18/05” (another indignity for the Cal product who had slipped from the top of the draft to #24).
Inside there was also a tag for “Elevee Custom Clothing” of Van Nuys, California, a tailor to sports stars.
Apparently quite pleased—and probably intrigued—the consignor called Heritage which was more than happy to put it in its current catalog auction (current high bid is $600). There’s no word on how much he paid at Goodwill, but safe to say it wasn’t $600.