Troy Aikman questions authenticity of jersey being sold by site
Troy Aikman openly questioned if an auction site claiming to have a game-worn jersey by Aikman has the authentic one.
Grey Flannel Auctions got its hands on what they say is the jersey Aikman wore during Super Bowl XXVII, which the Cowboys won 52-17 over the Bills. Radio host Mark Phillips tweeted about the auction and included Aikman. Aikman’s response leads us to believe those who may be excited about bidding should not be confident in what they might receive.
If only it were authentic https://t.co/CtmMXVAZYs
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) October 7, 2017
Aikman was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVII after throwing for 273 yards and four touchdowns, which would certainly help boost the value of the jersey, if it is indeed authentic. The site told TMZ, bidding will start at $5,000, but is expected to reach more than six figures.
This isn’t the first time a former player has called out a site for selling “game used” merchandise. Earlier this year, Jordan Bell pointed out a site selling a No. 5 Oregon jersey with “Bell” on the back and added he wore No. 1 while in college.
Buying sports memorabilia can always be a tricky proposition and this provides yet another example.
H/T Big Lead