For example. There's a whole new shipment of these sealed cardboard envelopes at Kmart. Inside are exciting things like a pack of 2007 Turkey Red stuck with industrial strength glue onto white cardboard, perhaps leftover shirt cardboard from Macy's.
This photo is what we call foreshadowing:
Reality check: it is a bit of a Jeff Kent jersey.
Well, at least in the picture he's wearing a Mets uniform. But what uniform is that jersey from?
Don't despair, though. In case there aren't enough tchotchkes in the world, we can proudly display Jeff Kent's authentic jersey bit on our desk using the EASEL.
We are intrigued by the text back here. The language says, "The enclosed piece of jersey was cut from..." [ouch?] an Authentic [capital A!] Jersey [capital J, unlike the previous mention] from the player picture on the front. [The wording makes us concerned, as we picture Jeff fighting off the cutters.] This Authentic Jersey was obtained from the Upper Deck Company." FROM the Upper Deck company.
So Upper Deck sells jersey tatters to redistributor Vintage in Conroe, Texas.
Oddest thing of all: the jersey is not attached to anything the size of a baseball card. So even if it was a Mickey jersey (um, that is, Jersey), what would collectors do with this?
You know, if we bought enough of these, we could build our own patchwork Jersey!