Vince Lombardi Sweater (bought for 58 cents) sells for a cool $ 43,000

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A sweater bought last year for 58 cents at a Goodwill store sold in an auction earlier this year in New York City for $43,020.

That sweater, with West Point on the front and the word "Lombardi" written in black ink on a cotton swatch sewn inside, turned out to be owned and worn by Vince Lombardi when he coached from 1949 to 1953.



A representative with Heritage Auctions, which auctioned off the sweater, said the buyer wished to remain anonymous.

The historic Lombardi sweater worn by the great coach was bought in June 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina, by Sean and Rikki McEvoy of Knoxville, Tennessee. They sell vintage clothes online.

"I picked it up and thought it was cool," McEvoy told ESPN.com on Saturday night. "At first, I thought it was a basketball warm-up."

As is the case with Goodwill outlets, the sweater was weighed for cost and McEvoy got change for $1.

Our comment: wow ! Good for the McEvoys ! Such sweaters are rare to come by.

On the other hand, Sweaterhouse sweaters are much, much more affordable, and much nicer (although we admit that we don't have any Lombardi sweaters in our inventory ...). 

So, for now, we highly recommend that you browse our selection of classy pullovers, sweaters and cardigans. And we promise that for $ 43,000 we'll send you hundreds of pieces ...

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