Patrick Mahomes’ jersey from the Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the San Diego Chargers in Mexico City last month just sold for $23,100 through NFL Auctions.
The unwashed white garment sported plenty of grass stains.
A total of 64 bids were placed on the jersey. Proceeds will go to Mahomes’ foundation which helps young people in need.
The Chicago Bears have been surprising their former players by sending them their old game-worn jerseys in specially-marked NFL 100th anniversary boxes. Apparently, the club has been holding on to a lot of them for a long time.
The story and reactions from some of the players are here.
Giannis Antetokounmpo won the NBA MVP last season and might just do it again in 2020. His Opening Night jersey recently sold for $11,180 through NBA Auctions. Giannis recorded a triple-double in the Bucks’ win over the Mavericks that night.
A jersey worn by #2 overall draft pick Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies in his NBA debut also sold in the same auction, netting $12,520.
A jersey worn by Brazilian soccer legend Pele during his final match for his home country has sold for $33,176 in an auction in Italy.
Pele wore the national jersey in a friendly against Yugoslavia in Rio de Janeiro in July 1971, the last time he played for the Brazilian national team.
According to Aste Bolaffi, the auction house which conducted the sale, an opposing player received the jersey in a traditional post-match trade 48 years ago.