On Friday night, Lelands, an auction house, posted a signed Bryce Harper which they claimed was from Harper’s dugout fight with teammate Jonathan Papelbon. Harper says they’re lying.
“That’s my MVP jersey, and I have it,” Harper said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. “I hope it goes to some good ... I don’t think it’s right.”
Harper’s jersey was up to $4,831.53 as of Saturday morning.
As it turns out, Harper is super weird about his jerseys, which confirms that this can’t be real. He wears the same jersey every game, according to the AP:
A person familiar with the situation said Harper often wears two jerseys over the course of a game, including his lucky one. The person discussed the matter with the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The person said Harper will wear two jerseys on days when one of them is being collected for authentication and distribution. But he'll wear the jersey being authenticated in the early innings, and then switch to the lucky jersey he wears throughout the season.
Well, we can only hope that money is going to charity, and that the Nats are washing Bryce’s gamers with some high-quality detergent.
– Kenny Ducey