Crazy Joe Davola, Art Vandelay, and Bubble Boy are among nine Seinfeld-themed jerseys worn by the Bakersfield Condors ECHL hockey team up for auction on eBay (for just a few more hours).
The jerseys feature the Condors name set in the style of Seinfeld logo, with names and sponsors referencing the TV show’s characters and storylines, such as a #20 Lloyd Braun jersey with a Kramerica sponsor patch and a #24 Mandelbaum jersey with a Pendant Publishing sponsor patch.
Twelve jerseys were auctioned off immediately after the November 16 game, including a #77 Assman jersey worn by Chase Schaber, which went for $1,800.
According to the team’s website, “Proceeds from the auction benefit M.A.R.E., a non-profit organization which provides therapeutic equine assisted activities for the benefit of people living with special needs and disabilities.”
Highlights from the game show that players, announcers, and fans bought into the promotion hook, line, and sinker:
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