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

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

*29 75* 2014 Topps Chrome SEPIA Refractors #60 Jayson Werth *Hard to Find*
$5.60

Jayson Werth Washington Nationals T-Shirt
$27.99

Jayson Werth Washington Nationals T-Shirt
$27.99

Jayson Werth Washington Nationals T-Shirt
$27.99

2014 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #39 Jayson Werth 250 - NM
$6.25

2013 Topps Black Jayson Werth #328 38 62
$6.39

Jayson Werth Washington Nationals Baseball Jersey
$99.99

Jayson Werth Washington Nationals Baseball Jersey
$99.99

Jayson Werth Washington Nationals Baseball Jersey
$99.99

2013 Topps Camo JAYSON WERTH #72 99 #328 (1602)
$10.00

JAYSON WERTH 2011 Topps Allen And Ginter Relics Game-Used Jersey #JW Nationals
$5.00

2011 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME REFRACTOR JAYSON WERTH #C138 543 562 FREE SHIPPING
$5.99

2013 BOWMAN CHROME Jayson WERTH #155 Gold Refractor SP 50 Washington NATIONALS
$13.50
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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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