Another jersey worn by Ernie Banks nearly a half-century ago has hit the auction block in the wake of two six-figure sales of rare jerseys worn by the Chicago Cubs legend. For the second time since “Mr. Cub” died in January, Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based auction house SCP Auctions is selling an authentic jersey worn by Banks, one of only about a dozen known to exist today.
The jersey hung above Randy Berman’s crib. When Berman was in college, it hung above his “Kegerator.” Until three months ago, it was still hanging above the cool-beer dispenser in the 36-year-old bachelor’s Rogers Park apartment. But Berman, who goes by the nickname “Boomer,” has finally decided to part ways with the jersey, once worn by Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. The 1968 garment is on the auction block.