Aaron Hernandez jerseys have suddenly become collector’s items
As far as the New England Patriots are concerned, Aaron Hernandez jerseys are worthless. Any fan who owns a No. 81 Hernandez jersey that was purchased through the team’s official proshop is welcome to exchange it for another jersey this weekend at no cost. However, you might be better off selling it on eBay.
According to the Boston Globe, Hernandez jerseys are currently selling for big money on the internet. Patriots fan John Lamothe threw his No. 81 jersey on eBay last week and watched it fetch $289. Another fan, Lynn L’Heureux, paid $100 for a Hernandez jersey before the murder charge and watched the eBay bidding climb to $127 over the weekend — before the auction even ended.
“I can’t think of any reason why people would want it,” L’Heureux said, via Pro Football Talk. “They might think it will go up in value later on, and maybe it will, but I’m not interested. I just don’t want it in my possession. I want to use the money to buy a jersey that reflects my pride in the Patriots.”
There are a number of other jerseys currently for sale on eBay that are going for upwards of $100 and $200. Standard Nike game jerseys go for around $100 at the Patriots Proshop while authentic jerseys go for about $250, so folks are clearly turning a profit by auctioning off their Hernandez jerseys.
If the moral issue of making a profit off an alleged murderer’s jersey doesn’t bother you, I’d recommend selling your Hernandez jersey on eBay rather than trading it into the Patriots. With the way things are going, you’ll get enough money to buy a new jersey and pocket some cash.