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

2014 Topps Tier One Triple Relics #TR-JW Jayson Werth 14 25 Jersey Nationals
$11.25

2014 Triple Threads Jayson Werth Jersey 36 Mint Nationals
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2014 Triple Threads Unity Relic Sepia #UJR-JWE Jayson Werth 25 27 JSY Nationals
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2014 Topps Mini Relics #MRJW Jayson Werth - NM-MT
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,Jordan Zimmermann,Stephen Strasburg,Doug Fister,Rafael Soriano,Jayson Werth....
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RARE!!! JAYSON WERTH 1ST DAY ISSUE TOPPS STADIUM CLUB CHROME REFRACTOR 21 25
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Jayson Werth 54 Card Lot all Different with Inserts and RC's
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JAYSON WERTH 2013 TOPPS CHROME GOLD REFRACTOR 29 50
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2014 DONRUSS JAYSON WERTH SILVER PRESS PROOF #001 199 - WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1 1
$9.99

2011 Allen & Ginter #AGR-JW Jayson Werth Relic!!!
$5.00

2012 Topps Chrome Black Refractors #78 Jayson Werth 100
$5.68

JAYSON WERTH 1998 TEAM BEST ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH
$22.00

Jayson Werth 2014 Bowman Chrome GOLD Refractor 50 (not numbered!!!) - NATIONALS
$9.99

2013 Jayson Werth Official Locker Tag
$40.00

2013 Triple Threads Baseball Jayson Werth Game Jersey Patch 1 1 Nationals
$85.00

2012 Topps Chrome JAYSON WERTH RED REFRACTOR PARALLEL NATIONALS 25 B2689
$6.51
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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. As an adult, 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.

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