Big Prices Come in Small Packages for Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Giveaway

Big Prices Come in Small Packages for Jayson Werth Garden Gnome Giveaway

Although he is not in the running for any major awards this year, Jayson Werth just may take home the award for 2014 MLB Giveaway MVP. The Washington Nationals' outfielder was first treated to a limited bearded bobblehead, and now he has his own garden gnome. Part of a giveaway by the Nationals on August 5, 2014, Jayson Werth garden gnomes immediately sprung up on eBay and early prices have taken off.

The athletic garden gnome checks in just smaller than the average bobblehead and seamlessly transitions the 6'5" Werth into a Hobbit-esque figure mostly due to his flowing beard and hair. The garden gnomes, complete with sunglasses, started selling for around $40 soon after they were distributed, but prices have now moved past $100, with some peaking at about $125.

2014 SGA Jayson Werth Garden Gnome

Despite taking place during a Tuesday-night matchup against the Mets, the giveaway game was a near-sellout, with over 40,000 in attendance largely because of gnome-mania. The line for the garden gnomes began at 2:10 PM for a 7:05 PM game and all 25,000 Jayson Werth figures were gone by 6:15 PM. The excitement surrounding the gnomes even caused congestion problems on the DC Metro.

Giveaways have become a normal occurrence for MLB teams, especially bobbleheads, and unique items can produce a tremendous response from fans.

Top eBay Listings

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter's 10th Anniversary #28 Jayson Werth 10 Card 3e8
$25.00

2012 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor #32 Jayson Werth 50 Washington Nationals 1j6
$8.25

(2) Jayson Werth 1998 Upper Deck SP Chirography On-Card AUTO RC Nationals LOT
$14.99

2011 Topps Leather Nameplate Jayson Werth Washington Nationals
$6.00

2013 Topps Mini Pink 328 Jayson Werth 25 Washington Nationals Baseball Card 4l6
$10.25

2011 Topps Series 1 Leather Name plate Card JAYSON WERTH Washington
$5.00

2005 Topps Bazooka Blasts #BB-JW Jayson Werth Los Angeles Dodgers Card 0v1
$10.24

Shane Victorino Jayson Werth 2012 SP Signature 2008 WC Phillies AUTOGRAPH
$47.50

2012 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini Sepia #87 Jayson Werth 99 Washington Nationals 2j0
$5.00

JAYSON WERTH Petrick 2000 TOPPS LIMITED EDITION CARD
$7.19

2015 Allen & Ginter JAYSON WERTH Framed Silk SP 10 Washington NATIONALS Redbirds
$48.00

2015 Topps #6.2 Jayson Werth (Sparkle near Number) Washington Nationals Card 7d5
$25.00

2016 Topps Museum BB #MMPR-JW Jayson Werth Nationals PRIME RELIC CARD #20 35
$19.99

1-1998 BOWMAN CHROME REFRACTOR JAYSON WERTH NATIONALS
$5.99

1-2000 BOWMAN CHROME REFRACTOR JAYSON WERTH NATIONALS QTY
$5.99

1999 Bowman Chrome International Refractor 332 Jayson Werth 38 100
$5.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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