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

Rare! 2014 Topps - ERROR - NO NAME - NO FOIL - SP - Jayson Werth #228 Phillies
$19.95

2013 BOWMAN CHROME Jayson WERTH #155 Gold Refractor SP 50 Washington NATIONALS
$18.00

2003 FLEER SHOWCASE GOLD JAYSON WERTH # 116 #'D 141 150 BLUE JAYS B53
$7.99

1997 Bowman Chrome #293 Jayson Werth RC
$8.00

JAYSON WERTH 2014 Topps Tribute Green #10 46 50 Washington Nationals
$5.00

2009 Upper Deck Gold #807 Jayson Werth 99
$6.40

2015 Topps First Home Run Medallions JAYSON WERTH #JW (6978)
$8.00

2014 Topps Mini Gold #228 Jayson Werth 63
$6.00

1997 Bowman Chrome rookie #293 Jayson Werth rc BGS 9.5
$20.00

*****Jayson Werth***** Lot of 98 cards.....37 DIFFERENT
$24.99

2009 Topps Triple Threads Relic Sapphire JAYSON WERTH Auto Bat #3 3 (B1379)
$80.00

2014 Topps Chrome Black Refractor JAYSON WERTH #28 100 #60 (6490)
$5.00

(11) 1997 Jayson Werth Rookie Cards Lot Bowman Chrome Autographs Nationals
$24.95

Jayson Werth 1997 Bowman Chrome RC #293
$6.10

JASON WERTH JAYSON AUTOGRAPH # 200 JUST 2000 PHILLIES
$136.63

1997 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card (RC) #293 Jayson Werth Washington Nationals
$5.93
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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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