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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

JAYSON WERTH 1997 Topps Stars ALWAYS MINT Parallel Card RC #119 Foil Orioles 97
$10.00

1997 Bowman Chrome Baseball Part 2
$6.00

1997 Bowman Jayson Werth
$5.00

JAYSON WERTH 2017 Topps Opening Day National Anthem SP Short Print NA-18
$14.99

Topps 2009 Silk Collection Jayson Werth Baseball Card 8 50
$5.99

2004 Topps Traded Future Phenoms Relics #JW Jayson Werth Bat A - NM-MT
$9.00

2014 TOPPS WASHINGTON NATIONALS JAYSON WERTH GAME USED MEMORABILIA RELIC CARD
$19.99

1998 Upper Deck SP Chirography Jayson Werth autograph auto
$14.99

1997 Topps Stars Jayson Werth regular + Always Mint
$27.99

2014 Topps Triple Threads Unity Jayson Werth Jersey #D22 27 #UJRJWE *66220
$7.00

Jayson Werth 2011 Topps Commemorative 1980 Montreal Expos Patch Card
$8.00

JAYSON WERTH Autographed Signed 1997 Bowman card Orioles Phillies Nationals COA
$12.00

JAYSON WERTH Autographed Signed Minor League card Orioles Phillies Nationals COA
$18.00

2013 ALLEN & GINTER Jayson WERTH No # Dual Bat Back Mini 25 Washington NATIONALS
$34.00

BOWMAN Chrome 2013 Jayson WERTH #155 Purple Refractor 199 Washington NATIONALS
$5.10

Jayson Werth ALLEN & GINTER 2012 Game Worn Jersey - Nationals Illinois State
$6.80
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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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