Hernandez jerseys highly valued on eBay

Hernandez jerseys highly valued on eBay
July 1, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Aaron Hernandez jerseys are no longer being sold at retail stores. The Patriots are offering fans the opportunity to exchange them for a free jersey of your choice.

But if you have one, you could still sell it. People are buying them.

If you search "Aaron Hernandez jersey" on eBay, there are more than 200 results as of 12:55 p.m. EST, and some of them are highly valued. One offer, which ends at 5:08 p.m. today, has 37 bids and is currently priced at $227.50. A different auction of a Hernandez jersey has 35 bids and someone is willing to pay $217.50 for it.

Replica jerseys cost no more than $60 at the Pats' pro shop, while authentic jerseys average out at $93.75. Regular game jerseys cost around $100, while you can personalize one for $140. However, that's not stopping people from wanting to spend more than $200 for a No. 81.

The Patriots are offering fans the chance to return their Hernandez jerseys at Patriots Pro Shop for another item of comparable value.

Hernandez jerseys are off the shelves because he faces a first-degree murder charge and five different gun charges in connection to the death of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Yes, by the law Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty, but people don't want to wear the same jersey as an alleged murderer.