So what does this mean? It means go now and try to buy a Jacoby Ellsbury authentic jersey for like $40 bucks. I’m talking real authentic ones too, not the lower level replicas. The real ones have the MLB logo on the back of the neck, and for the Sox, there is no last name on the back of the home jerseys.
I’ve been scowering eBay for the last hour seeing if anyone has some Ellsbury authentic jerseys for cheap. No luck. Or more accurately, nothing cheap enough for me to want to buy. I did find a guy with a #2 “Ellsbury” with a 2004 World Series patch. Read that again. A #2 Ellsbury with a 2004 World Series patch. Ok, nice try guy. First of all, Ellsbury wasn’t even on the team in ’04, he was on the ’07 team. And second of all, he didn’t wear #2 until like 2009 or so. So whose jersey is it then? Well, no ones. According to the Baseball Almanac, no one word #2 for the Sox in ’04. Lowest number was #3 Pokey Reese. Guy wants $200 for a fictional jersey.