CLEVELAND–While Trent Richardson trades teams and changes jerseys, the #33 jersey will no doubt head right to the clearance racks.
“I was actually in the car last night and found out via text message,” said Robert Gramc of Cleveland.
Gramc found out his #33 authentic Trent Richardson jersey was a dud.
“I had just bought a brand new authentic Trent Richardson jersey. I bought it first game of the preseason. $290 some dollars later,” said Gramc.
Turns out it was a bad investment because the Browns traded Richardson to the Colts for a first-round pick, Wednesday night.
“Now I have to shelve it or turn it into something different. I could turn it into a Joe Haden jersey somehow. Take off the 3. Put on a 2. Probably the most likely scenario so I don’t have to take everything off,” said Gramc.
So, how do you make a player’s name disappear?
“We can take the old name plate off and replace it with either another name plate or put the letters directly onto the jersey,” said Lynda Overholt, with Lynn’s Logos out of Bedford.
Lynda says fans should consider re-stitching it before pitching it.
“Jerseys themselves are very expensive. And for an additional $40 to $60 dollars, it’s worth it in the long run because they can get more life out of the jersey,” said Overholt.
“I had a Richardson, a Green jersey, a Winslow jersey, so I haven’t had the greatest luck. At this point, probably a Kosar or even Jim Brown jersey are the safest,” added Gramc.