Hideki Matsui’s tenure with the Rays lasted 34 games and 103 plate appearances. He hit a whopping two home runs and hit just .147. But that hasn’t stop somebody from bidding nearly $14,000 for his game used and autographed Turn Back the Clock jersey and pants (at right).

[UPDATE] The auction is now over, with Matsui’s uni going for $13,620.

For comparison, Evan Longoria’s “game used” throwback uni (he was in uniform that night even though he was on the DL) is currently at $1,491. And at the other end of the spectrum, Jose Lobaton‘s is at $270.

On a side note, why does Alex Cobb’s auction only include the jersey? Every other auction includes jersey and pants. Did Cobb have an accident?



  1. slacker775 says:

    Lots of Reid Brignac game-used shoes and gloves available. Would they be worth more if they didn't have his autograph?

  2. bubashep says:

    One would have to assume that the $14,000 was paid in Japanese Yen.

  3. Raysfan137 says:

    It's for charity. Probably Matsui himself or someone in his family. After all, it is completely unique for sure now. Rays might wear them again, but he won't.


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