Big Lead Sports Bar

1/08/2008

Terrelle Pryor is Valuable

Anyone read the latest issue of ESPN: The Magazine? If not, you've missed a multi-page spread (with full-page photo) on the tortured life of Jeannette's own Terrelle Pryor: the recruiters, the endless text messages, the flood of autograph requests in the mail...and a couple of paragraphs about an autograph hawk called "J-Fed Authentics" who traveled four hours to successfully nab Pryor's signature on a variety of items, including a used wristband.

The Terrelle Pryor Game-Used, Autographed Wristband. Blurry photo proof not included.

Being the internet neb-nose that I am, I had to look into this. And after a surprisingly brief ebay search, we have a winner. It's item 250202898961, the Terrelle Pryor Game-Used, Autographed Wristband, priced at an attractive $349.99 (or best offer):
Up for bid in this auction is a Game Used Wristband signed by Terrelle Pryor the #1 ranked high school football player and #10 ranked basketball player in the country. Pryor also put "9/14/07" on the wristband whch is the date of the game he used it in. Terrelle plays for the Jeanette Jayhawks in PA. Pryor is going to MICHIGAN or Oregon next year and hopes to play football and basketball. You will get the Game Used Wristband that is pictured. The Game Used Wristband is signed in Blue sharpie
That ESPN story wasn't lying about J-Fed scooping up multiple signatures from the most famous Pryor since the star of Brewster's Millions. J-Fed also offers a signed basketball, signed 8x10 photo, and signed piece of floorboard, all ranging in price from $60-$100. If someone's really willing to fork over $100 for a signature from "The Next Vince Young", I'd be shocked and surprised. By the way, is calling someone "The Next Vince Young" still considered a compliment?
J-Fed's not the only eBay entrepreneur trying to ca$h in on Pryor. A seller known as swtoyogist is offering homemade trading cards of Pryor, among other amateur players. Any Pitt fans looking for limited edition Joe Flacco, wondering what could have been, you're in luck.

So the Terrelle Pryor market, limited as it may be, appears to have some activity. This story harkens back to the amateur days of Lebron James, with the rare exception that a trading card company never distributed an uncut card sheet of Pryor and other stars during a game, causing a near-riot that night. The sheets, featuring Lebron, Sebastian Telfair, and other high school hoopsters, were selling for up to $200 shortly afterwards. Think of it like when the Pirates give away a bobblehead, only this was a freebie that people actually wanted...unlike this, which is probably considered the worst giveaway in the history of professional sports.

3 comments:

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

J-Fed needs to put a new spoiler on his Honda Civic.

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

Flacco actually went on to have a fantastic career at the University of Delaware after transfering from Pitt. Flacco was also pictured in ESPN the magazine recently as a standout player from a D2 school.

I bet Pitt wished they had Flacco this season.

Kendalls_Spittoon said...

TP is actually going to play baseball everyone...he is holding out until the Pirates sign him. You heard it here first