The Ortiz Jersey Has a New Home

1208529158We’ve been watching in disbelief as the price of the David Ortiz jersey that was exhumed from the concrete of the new Yankee Stadium earlier this month skyrocketed on eBay. A week ago, the price was at $30,201. But when the auction, which benefits the Jimmy Fund, closed earlier this afternoon, the charity will walk away with $175,100.

Yes, that figure is correct. $175,100.

WBZ reports that the lucky winner is Mendon car dealer Kevin Meehan. He’s a pretty shrewd businessman—he says he plans to display his purchase in his dealership. That will definitely get more people to come by and take a look at a Ford.

$175,100. That’s almost half of Clay Buchholz’s annual salary. Unreal.