Ravenstahl's Tebow jersey goes for $1,400 on eBay

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An eBay bidder from Midland, Texas, offered the highest sum -- $1,400 -- for a Denver Broncos jersey briefly worn by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

When the Steelers lost to the Broncos on Jan. 8, Mr. Ravenstahl lost a bet with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

He had to don the jersey and "Tebow" -- strike the well-known pose of the Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow -- in front of Heinz Field with cameras rolling.

After that humiliation, Mr. Ravenstahl decided to sign the jersey and auction it on eBay, with the goal of donating proceeds to The Pittsburgh Promise, the college scholarship program he co-founded.

The eight-day auction, which concluded today, drew 68 bids from 23 bidders.

The winner, "scottgunn," bid seven times. Mr. Ravenstahl will send him a letter of appreciation along with the jersey.

Because of eBay fees, the scholarship program will receive a bit less than $1,400, the mayor's office said.

Joe Smydo: jsmydo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1548.


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