When word got around that Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets this afternoon, Tebow-mania hit New York City like well... Linsanity and it didn't take long for the New York Jets Store in mid-town to start ironing out green and white #15 jerseys with Tebow's name on the back.
After the deal shockingly hit a snag, the store stopped producing the shirts.
Lucky for the few dozen New York Jets fans, who snagged the jerseys bearing Tebow's name on the back, they could now be holding a valuable collectible.
Apparently the Jets didn't read the fine print (who would have guessed) on the contract and found out they must pay an additional $5 million to secure the rights to the Broncos quarterback or the deal is off. The decision is now in the hands of the Jets themselves.
If the Jets back out of the deal, cha-ching for the jersey owners.
As for Tebow, the good news is that #15 is currently not taken by any other Jets player. The bad news is it's on a Jets jersey.
The only other person I can remember wearing #15 for Gang Green was Babe Parilli. Parilli was Joe Namath's backup in Super Bowl III.