The jersey worn by the Yankees slugger during his MLB debut last August sold for an astounding $157,366 at an auction held by Steiner Sports on Sunday, denoting his rapid rise in popularity in the last year.
According to ESPN, the sale is the highest price paid for any jersey worn in four major U.S. sports over the last 15 years, beating out Warriors star Steph Curry after his jersey worn in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals sold for $135,060 last month.
Other Judge memorabilia boasting big price tags include a signed rookie card, which sold on eBay earlier this month for more than $14,000, and the jersey worn when he hit his first career grand slam, which sold by Steiner last month for $45,578.
Judge, 25, has had a productive rookie campaign, batting .305 with an MLB-leading 33 home runs, 74 RBIs and an OPS of 1.066. And the Home Run Derby winner is just getting started.
But all joking aside, without Andre Dawson, seriously, I think there’s no telling what would have happened in my career. There was a point in my career that I felt like I needed someone to guide me in the right direction, and that guy was Andre Dawson.
Analysis (Gatto): What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2016, Lucroy — then with the Brewers — was a big deadline prize. He ultimately fetched three of Texas’ top prospects, led by outfielder Lewis Brinson, for Milwaukee. In 2017, he’s fetching . . . well, we don’t know yet. It will likely be a prospect.
Lucroy’s offense fell off a cliff (four home runs, .635 OPS) this Hot Cheap Jerseys year even as he played in a notorious hitter’s park. It’s looking Jerseys For Cheap more and more as though last season’s production (a career-high 24 homers) was an outlier.
One positive for the Rockies: He’ll have to do that on the fly.