The Cost of a Tim Tebow Mets Jersey
When Tim Tebow turned the world upside down by getting signed to a baseball contract recently, the Mets’ General Manager that signed the former NFL player to a deal claimed the offer was NOT a marketing stunt. As Tebow begins his professional baseball career today, that GM statement appears to be anything but true. Check out how Tebow’s jerseys are being offered and the high cost to own one.
Out of football, former NFL Quarterback, Tim Tebow, turned his interests to baseball recently. With relatively no baseball experience in Tebow’s background, the Mets offered him a contract. Mets’ General Manger, Sandy Alderson, tossed in a $100,000 signing bonus into the contract despite Tebow’s inexperience and claimed the deal was not a marketing stunt. Upon Tebow’s first day of practice, we learned that those marketing statements are anything but true.
Before stepping onto the field at the instructional camp in Florida today, the Met’s are already selling Tebow jerseys:
Tebow jerseys are also being sold on-line at the Mets’ official website. The cost for a jersey of a player that hasn’t had one at-bat yet, and was signed to play baseball and not be a marketing stunt? $119.99.
At $119.99, a Tebow jersey already costs as much as one of the team’s best big leaguers, Noah Syndergaard – or the same price as the league’s reigning MVP, Bryce Harper.
As this article is being written, the Tebow jersey is the third-best selling jersey on MLB.com , behind David Ortiz and Kris Bryant. The kicker – since Tebow isn’t on an MLB 40-man roster, the Mets can keep all of the jersey sale money. Looks like this non-marketing stunt contract could get the Mets their $100,000 back by day’s end.