Jeremy Lin‘s jersey from the single game he played with the Erie BayHawks, just two weeks before he became an NBA phenom, was recently auctioned off for a cool $13,800, according to a report by GoErie.
Before Linsanity took America by storm, Lin played a game with the BayHawks, one of the NBA’s 16 “Development League” teams that is partnered with the New York Knicks. Lin put on quite a show in his game against the Maine Red Claws, getting a triple-double with 28 points scored, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
The BayHawks have earned just under $20,000 from the sale of three of Lin’s jerseys on eBay, with the jersey he used during the game going for $13,800, his shooting jersey for $3,750, and his practice jersey went for about $1,914, according to Bloomberg’s report.
To celebrate Lin’s success in the NBA, the BayHawks have declared March 3rd as “Lin-Sanity” day, which also happens to be the day the team faces off against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
“We’re thrilled that Erie fans get to share in just a little piece of the incredible story of Jeremy Lin’s rise to fame the past couple weeks,” said BayHawks team president Matt Bresee. “Erie and the NBA Development League have been beneficiaries of his story being told in the national media and we think it’s fitting to celebrate his success with a night dedicated to him.”
You can check out a highlight video of Jeremy Lin’s first and only game with the Erie BayHawks directly below.