The popularity of Shohei Otani (LA Angels), who gave the Japanese team their third victory at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), which ended last month, was evident in the auction market.
Japan’s Kyodo News said on the 17th (Korean time), “At the time of the WBC, among the lockers of various players in the Japanese national team’s clubhouse, the plaque on top of Ohtani’s locker was auctioned off at an auction of 116,010 dollars (approximately 152.16 million won).” Reported.메이저놀이터
The plaque that came out at the auction contained the WBC tournament emblem, Ohtani’s name written in capital letters in English, his uniform number 16, and the Japanese flag. The auction started at 1:00 am on the 7th at MLB Auction.com, the official website of the American Major League Baseball (MLB), and ended at 9:00 am on the 17th.
At the time of the WBC, Ohtani played a big role in pitching and hitting and led the team to the championship, and he was also selected as the MVP of the tournament.
Thanks to this, an ordinary rocker nameplate without an autograph was sold at a price of over 100 million won, receiving a lot of attention.