As April Fools’ Day jokes go, the Chicago Bears had a pretty good one.
The team produced a video on April 1 that claimed the NFL was allowing it to add a “1” to the front of each Bears jersey number to celebrate the team’s 100th season. The Bears even changed the jersey numbers on their roster page on the team website. That’s commitment to the joke.
It was a fun gag, everyone knew it was a joke, but the jersey Trubisky wore in the video can be yours, if you want to bid on it.
Bears selling Mitch Trubisky No. 110 jersey
While selling a gag jersey could easily fall under the “the NFL will try to make a buck off anything” category, it’s important to note that the proceeds of the jersey will benefit Bears Care charity.
The No. 110 jersey is certainly unique. It has the Bears’ 100th anniversary patch on it. It says “April Fools” on the back. And Trubisky will personally autograph it. Not a bad deal.
And Bears fans really wanted the one-of-a-kind jersey, because the bidding was going well early on.
Trubisky’s joke jersey was a popular item
As of late Wednesday morning, bidding for the joke Trubisky jersey was $2,400. Considering you can get a regular Trubisky autographed jersey for $300, that’s pretty incredible.
The auction, which is on the Bears’ app, goes until April 10. It looks like a lot of money will be going to charity.
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