It turned out to be a successful and memorable weekend for Glen Christensen.The well-known Green Bay Packers collector parted with some of his treasures in the Platinum Night Auction run by Heritage auctions, a Texas company.The highlight was a game-worn Aaron Rodgers jersey from 2013. By the time bidding was completed Saturday, the Rodgers jersey sold for a whopping $43,200, including a 20% buyer’s premium. It’s the first Rodgers jersey to clear $40,000 at auction. “I’m extremely excited that my Rodgers gamer set a record price for his game-used jerseys,” said Christensen, a Green Bay native who now lives in the Dallas area. “As I followed the auction Saturday night, I could not believe that the total just kept clicking up. Definitely some hooting and cheering going on at my place that night.”
“I think it’s been a long time coming,” said Heritage consignment director Chris Nerat, who graduated from Marinette High School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “When you have modern sports cards that are selling in the millions on a regular basis now, it was only a matter of time.
“I think this is just the tip of the iceberg for game-worn jerseys, especially for future Hall of Fame players. So, $40,000 compared to a million isn’t that much when you really think logically. Was I surprised? A little bit, just because it’s the first time it has happened for a Rodgers jersey. But am I surprised overall? No. Not really.”