Aaron Hernandez’s jailhouse suicide has opportunists stampeding to online auction and murderabilia sites with autographed jerseys, mini-helmets and sports cards to cash in on his notoriety.
A Connecticut resident turned to Craigslist three days after the 27-year-old’s shocking April 19 death in hopes of selling an NFL-stamped autographed photo “of the late great Bristol (Conn.) native, Aaron Hernandez,” for $1,500, the post read.
The owner states: “I purchased it before he was ever arrested, still got love for the ex Patriot. Rip.”
But Joe Habib, owner of Grand Slam Sports Cards and Collectibles in East Bridgewater, advises buyers beware, regardless of where they go shopping.
“This is one of those things that people go crazy to find something and buy it, and then after the craze it’s worth absolutely nothing,” Habib said yesterday. “Prior to him killing himself, over a week or two there was a total of 20 things sold