This is a shot of a Bengals jersey currently being auctioned on eBay by some guy calling himself blitzmaster77. And unlike blitzmasters one through 76, this asshole's getting fresh with this particular internet venture, a supposedly autographed, game-worn Willie Anderson jersey. And with about three days of bidding left, the high bid is only $31 (with a $20 shipping fee):
This is a 2004 game jersey used by cincinnati Bengals Great and 4-time Pro bowler, Willie Anderson during the 2004 season...Comes with PSA/DNA sticker(#1N15410) and NFL auctions C.O.A....Thanks, Chris.
Pretty sweet deal, right?
Fuck no, it isn't. There is no way in hell that this jersey was ever worn during an NFL game. As they say, the numbers don't lie.
The Bengals updated to the sewn-on block numeral style you see in the top shot in 1997. The change from the heat-sealed numerals was termed as "evolutionary, not revolutionary." This update also incorporated a new sleeve logo, but we're getting off topic.
When the Bengals broke out all-new duds in 2004, they went with a fatter, Impact-fontish, rounded numeral set. The jersey itself was updated, including the orange striping on the shoulders that we can see in blitzmaster's pic. But dude put on the old numbers.
If you buy enough shit online, you're going to get scammed eventually. But that doesn't make pigfucker77 any less of an asshole. Nor does it give you an excuse to be stupid. I'd bet that autograph is a forgery as well. I can only hope that the assholes bidding on this are shoeless rednecks in Covington who could only keep track of their team's colors by tattooing them on their arms, right below their sister's/wife's name.
Sucks for them, really.