Colin Kaepernick’s Signed NFL Debut Jersey Becomes Most Expensive Jersey Ever Sold At Auction (PIC)
It’s been four years since Colin Kaepernick last played in the National Football League but he remains among the most famous football players in the world. Especially at the auction house.
The San Francisco 49ers jersey worn by Kaepernick in his NFL debut on Oct. 2, 2011 sold for $128,000, according to Reuters. Julien’s Auctions reportedly claims the sum makes Kaepernick’s jersey the most expensive NFL jersey ever sold at auction.
Kaepernick’s jersey remains in pristine condition for a white, game-used jersey because his debut consisted of a single hand-off to Frank Gore in a 24-23 Niners win. His first start would come a year later as he took over for an injured Alex Smith and leading San Francisco to the Super Bowl.
According to TMZ, Kaepernick reportedly signed the jersey on the back number and gave it as a Christmas gift to the wife of a family friend and reporter, Aaron Prince, who auctioned the jersey in 2019.