Shohei Ohtani has performed on the pitch this season like few people have ever seen. And now his jerseys are also breaking records.
On Wednesday night, an autographed 2021 Ohtani All-Star jersey was auctioned off by Major League Baseball and closed at $ 130,210, making it the most expensive item on MLB auctions, dating back to 2001. The previous record had been drawn three days earlier by, of course, an Angels jersey used for the 2021 Ohtani game, which closed at $ 121,800.
The jersey used by the game comes from the Angels’ July 2 victory over the Orioles, in which Ohtani hit his 29th and 30th home runs of the season. The All-Star jersey was not worn during the game.
The net proceeds of the All-Star jersey will benefit the Baseball Support Team, which confidentially assists members of the baseball family (former MLB / MiLB / AAGBPL / Negro Leagues players and their families, employees of MLB and MiLB, scouts, referees, etc.) who are in need through charitable contributions in various forms, including financial grants, health care resources, and rehabilitation counseling.
Net proceeds from the Angels jersey will benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation, which focuses on initiatives to create and improve education, healthcare, arts and science, and community programs for youth across the region, in addition to offering children the opportunity to discover the great game of baseball and its countless positive attributes.