NEW YORK (WFAN) – “SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY.”
That was the message for those looking to bid on the one-of-a-kind Jeremy Lin rookie card, which Upper West Side resident Yair Rozmaryn put up on eBay.
And a serious bid was just what Rozmaryn got. The card, which he purchased for $1,000 on Feb. 6., was sold on the auction website Thursday and the winning bid was $21,580.
“Well first of all, I’m a lunatic,” Rozmaryn told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton last week. “I figured hey, if this kid could take off there’s a real big market for him. So why not take the chance?”
The card is numbered 17 in a set of 25. No. 17, of course, is Lin’s jersey number with the Knicks. Graded 9.5 out of 10, the collectible has been autographed by Lin and also contains a swatch of the star’s jersey with Golden State.
The 29-year-old “Linvestor” said earlier that he expected to fetch between $25,000 and $50,000.
“I’m gonna have to see it before I believe that!” Lin told Boomer and Carton last Thursday.
Rozmaryn wants the phenom on hand when completes the transaction. No word yet on whether that will happen.
“I want it to happen at Madison Square Garden,” he said, “with hopefully Jeremy Lin present.”
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