Shohei Ohtani’s Los Angeles Dodgers Game-Worn Jersey Fetches Six Figures At Auction

Shohei Ohtani’s game-worn Los Angeles Dodgers jersey hit six figures at auction. The jersey fetched $100,500 through MLB Auctions. It was the first Ohtani game-worn Dodgers jersey to go up for bidding.

The jersey was from the April 13 game when the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-2. Ohtani finished 0-2 with two walks and one RBI on the day.

Shohei Ohtani game-worn Los Angeles Dodgers jersey
Shohei Ohtani game-worn Los Angeles Dodgers jersey. (credit: MLB Auctions)

Other Ohtani game-worn jerseys that have sold for over $100,000 through MLB Auctions include his 2021 All-Star Game jersey ($130,210) and a 2021 game-used Los Angeles Angels jersey ($121,800). Ohtani’s most expensive jersey — his 2022 first career grand slam game-worn and signed Angels jersey — went for a whopping $228,600 in a Sotheby’s auction.

Ohtani is an incredibly popular player on the field and in the hobby. In March, PSA revealed there have been more grading-card submissions for Ohtani — 270,177 — than any other retired or active athlete.

“We’re seeing a paradigm shift here,” Ryan Hoge, president of PSA, told ESPN.com.

It’s a remarkable feat, considering Michael Jordan nearly doubled Ohtani grading-card submissions in 2022.

“Historically, Michael Jordan trading cards have been the gold standard in collecting for a generation,” Hoge explains to ESPN.com. “Ohtani surpassing Jordan as the most-submitted athlete over a notable period of time is a major moment for the hobby. All-time greats like Jordan are generally on a level that’s untouchable to current players.”

Ten Ohtani baseball cards have sold for over $100,000, including three which have went for $250,000 or more.

Ohtani signed a record-breaking 10-year, $700 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason. However, controversy has shrouded Ohtani’s season after his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, was federally charged for allegedly stealing $16 million from the two-time Most Valuable Player to cover gambling bets and debts.

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