Mitch Trubisky No. 110 April Fools’ jersey getting huge bids in auction
The Chicago Bears pulled an April Fools’ Day prank involving a Mitch Trubisky No. 110 jersey, and it turns out said jersey is up for auction and attracting some seriously high bids.
It all started with a video posted to the team’s official Twitter account on Monday. In it, Trubisky is wearing the aforementioned No. 110 jersey. As Trubisky gets up to leave an interview, the nameplate is emblazoned with “APRIL FOOLS.”
Wait for it…#Bears100 pic.twitter.com/ghW483Zv9l— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 1, 2019
The video was part of a larger April Fools’ Day prank from the Bears, as the team also jokingly announced every Bears player would have a “1” added to their real jersey number as part of the Bears’ 100th anniversary celebration. The team even got Trubisky in on that part of the gag as well.
“First, I thought the idea was kind of crazy,” Trubisky said, as quoted in a story on the team’s official site posted on April Fools’ Day. “I’m like, ‘Why are we all changing our numbers?’ But you know what, it’s an honor to be part of this historic franchise. We’re celebrating our 100th-year anniversary and I think it will be pretty cool to put the ‘1’ in front of every single jersey number.
“… I’m pretty pumped that I’m going to be wearing ‘110’ this year. We’re just going to roll and everyone’s going to be sporting the nice ‘1’ in front of their jersey number.”
After the clever ruse was played out, it was revealed Tuesday that the Bears would be auctioning off the jersey, with proceeds going directly to Bears Care, the team’s official charity.
No joke… this one-of-a-kind jersey can be yours.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 3, 2019
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As of Wednesday morning, the top bid on the No. 110 Trubisky jersey — which will include a personal autograph from the quarterback for the winner — is a whopping $2,400.
A word of warning for anyone interested in putting in a bid: Trubisky has other thoughts concerning the jersey’s future.
Sorry I’m keeping it. https://t.co/RQe750S6y0— Mitchell Trubisky (@Mtrubisky10) April 3, 2019
That’s presumably a joke as well. Probably.