Bronxville native auctions off sports jerseys to raise funds for first responders

A Westchester native is selling his sports jerseys to raise money for doctors and nurses on the front line of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2020, 6:21 PM

Updated 1,480 days ago

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A Westchester native is selling his sports jerseys to raise money for doctors and nurses on the front line of the pandemic.
John Shkreli launched his auction to ensure first responders' contributions and efforts wouldn't go overlooked, saying in part, "These people are putting themselves in the face of danger to keep us safe.”
The sports fanatic began selling the merchandise he’s collected over his lifetime on Instagram. The jerseys are mostly from New York sports teams.
"I have a lot of friends who have admired my sports memorabilia over the years and that gave me the idea to auction items off,” says Shkreli.
Among the jerseys he's collect are a Yankees World Series jersey and a Miracle on Ice jersey.
So far, he’s sold 10 and raised over $1,000 doing so. In addition to the sales, he also launched a GoFundMe account. In total, $14,000 has been raised to date.
“My favorite item was the Tino Martinez World Series jersey that was from the 2000 World Series and I've had since I was a kid,” says Shkreli.
The collected funds will be given to New York Presbyterian-Hospital in Queens to pay for meals and personal protective equipment.
Shkreli says he has a few more jerseys up for auction and plans to add some of his soccer jerseys in the near future.
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