For the Red Sox fan who is looking to show off their team loyalty and patriotism all while helping a great cause, we have just the jacket for you.
According to a recent auction held over on MLB Auctions, Jonny Gomes is selling the blazer he wore to the White House to celebrate the team's World Series victory.
Here is a snapshot of that page:
That's right. As of this writing, the current MLB auction bid rests at $1,650. Although, fans have roughly nine days to break their respective piggy banks and get in on a jacket that not only goes with anything but also helps charity.
Here is the auction lot's description:
Bid now on this Jonny Gomes American Flag Jacket. Gomes wore this jacket during the Red Sox visit to the White House on 4/1/2014.
All net proceeds will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation. The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible.
We will go ahead and ignore the very real need to ask if any signed David Ortiz selfies might be included with the winning bid.
Of course, this particular American flag blazer will go with just about anything, including but not limited to Red Sox-themed bow ties, well-worn blue jeans and playoff beards.
Seeing as how money is tight, we might as well draw attention to the fact that this piece of sartorial history is also signed by the likes of Gomes, Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, skipper John Farrell, Xander Bogaerts, Jon Lester and more.
It's as if Gomes was trying to pack everything wonderful into one amazing piece of clothing. Who knows? Perhaps it also comes with a single-serving coffee maker and a meatball sandwich in the breast pocket.
MLB.com's Ian Browne caught up with Gomes right after he wore the suit to the White House.
Here is what Gomes had to offer: "I'm a pretty patriotic person, whether it's my outfit or what I stand for. I didn't want it to be too much of a distraction. I hope it's not. Just truly blessed for my freedom and everything that the flag stands for."
As NESN's Zack Cox notes, there are signatures from "30 Boston Red Sox players and coaches" on the jacket. When you consider the sport coat was also featured at the White House, commemorates a marvelous moment in the team's history and is being auctioned for a great cause, you have all the components for an extremely high selling point.
The auction may rest at just below $2,000 at the moment, but it should skyrocket before the nine days are over.
This particular jacket received national attention at the beginning of the month, and now it can be yours, hanging in your own closet, instantly making your wardrobe that much more amazing.
This auction is about to go off.
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