San Antonio Woman's Vintage Selena T-Shirt Launches Online Bidding War

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PHOTO COURTESY OF JON GARCIA
  • Photo Courtesy of Jon Garcia
A San Antonio woman's online auction of old clothes to raise money for a trip and upgrade her wardrobe has touched off a bidding war that hit $5,100 at press time.

The object of those rapid-fire bids? A 1996-era Selena T-shirt.



Briana Garcia put a shirt honoring the late Tejano queen up for bid via OfferUp on Monday at 11 p.m. with a $25 starting bid. By 3 a.m., someone had already offered $300 to pick up the shirt immediately, according to an email from Jon Garcia, her brother. 

The Garcia siblings did some research and found an identical T-shirt priced online at $1300 and a knock-off for $900. By Tuesday evening, bidding on Briana Garcia's shirt reached $425.



"[It's] going up a bit more every hour with bids coming from multiple people on multiple sites," Jon Garcia said.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JON GARCIA
  • Photo Courtesy of Jon Garcia
Anyone hoping to get in on the action better have a fat wallet or a good credit limit. Bids for the garment via an eBay listing reached $5,100 Wednesday night.

The shirt is still parked at that price at press time. But, with almost five days left on the clock, it seems likely that deep-pocketed Selena fans may keep the bidding war alive.

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