$75K For ‘Linsanity’ Rookie Card? Lin: ‘That’s Crazy!’
NEW YORK (WFAN) — When you’re hot, you’re hot. Just ask the talk of New York, Knicks star Jeremy Lin.
A flurry of items have made their way to eBay since “Linsanity” began on Feb. 4. Well, a new item is about to hit the online auction block.
And it could be the biggest gainer yet.
29-year-old Yair Rozmaryn purchased a Lin rookie card for $1,000 last Monday. On Thursday night, the upper West Side resident plans to make it available on eBay.
“Well first of all, I’m a lunatic,” Rozmaryn told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Thursday. “I figured hey, if this kid could take off there’s a real big market for him. So why not take the chance?”
LISTEN: Rozmaryn with Boomer & Carton
By Friday morning, bids had already reached nearly $15,000.
“Aw, that’s crazy,” Lin later told Boomer & Carton. “If that’s the case I need to get myself a card and sell it on eBay too.”
The card is numbered 17 in a set of 25. No. 17, of course, is Lin’s jersey number with the Knicks.
Rozmaryn said the card has been autographed by Lin and also contains a piece of the star’s jersey.
He told the Daily News that he hopes to fetch $75,000 for the collectible. His figure was a more modest $25,000 to $50,000 when asked by Boomer & Carton.
Perhaps Lin said it best: “I’m gonna have to see it before I believe that!”
Rozmaryn wants the phenom on hand when completes the transaction.
“I want it to happen at Madison Square Garden,” he said, “with hopefully Jeremy Lin present.”
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