You never know why a player's stuff gets put up for auction, and we're not asking that question here.
What we do know is that, as of Tuesday's afternoon, beating a bid of $250 can get you the autographed 1991 Twins' World Series leather jacket that belonged to former Twins outfielder Shane Mack.
For those of you who don't remember, Mack came to the Twins in 1990 through baseball's Rule 5 draft -- the December draft of players who aren't on the rosters of their major league organizations. Mack had put in two unimpressive seasons with San Diego, but starred with the Twins -- batting .309 with 67 home runs in five seasons before leaving via free agency for Japan.
After two seasons with the Yomiuri Giants -- there's an Ichiro bat autographed "to Shane, my friend" up for auction -- Mack had brief stints with the A's, Royals and Red Sox before retiring.
When the Twins won the World Series in 1991, Mack batted .310 with 18 home runs.
For some reason, even though players who accomplished less with the Twins have been on the team's Hall of Fame ballot, Mack's name has never appeared.
The auction runs until Thursday night.
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