The Original Vince Lombardi Sweater
Bought for: $0.58
Sold at: $43,020
Sean and Rikki McEvoy had a habit of heading out to vintage stores to find clothes that they can refurbish and sell online. During one of their trips, they found this interesting sweater that said “West Point” on it. As it was extremely cheap, they purchased it and took it home. The sweater was full of holes and originally Rikki was going to patch the holes and instead of selling it in that condition, she’d just give it to her husband. The sweater sat in their basement for months.
Later on, the couple was watching a documentary about legendary football coach Vince Lombardi and he was wearing the exact same “West Point” sweater. Running downstairs, she took a look and found the name Lombardi written on a cotton swatch inside the sweater. The couple took it to a uniform authentication company, and it was determined to have belonged to Lombardi.
The couple put the sweater up for auction and got $43,020 for it. Gotta keep an eye out on those old sweaters.