Some of the jerseys worn on Jackie Robinson Day are now on the block.
The dozens of #42 jerseys worn on the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s entry into the Major Leagues April 15 are being prepared for sale via MLB Auctions. 20 of them opened Monday.
A So Taguchi St. Louis Cardinals jersey topped early bidding at $740 as of early Tuesday morning. Mets’ manager Wilie Randolph was especially proud to wear a #42 that day and his jersey stood at $620, with expectations of a much higher closing price. Torii Hunter’s Minnesota Twins gamer stood at $590.
MLB has put the minimum bid at $250 per jersey. MLB expects to continue the Robinson auction for several weeks, adding jerseys to other items in its on-line listings. A Robinson Day lineup card is also currently up for bid.
Some players wore numerous jerseys throughout the day, pledging to donate some of them to the auction, which benefits the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
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