Replica of Princess Diana’s Philadelphia Eagles jacket signed by Jason Kelce’s wife Kylie receives $100,000 bid at charity auction after an ‘intense bidding war’

  • Wrexham A.F.C owner Rob McElhenney, an avid Eagles fan, submitted a bid for it 
  • The winner of the prestigious item has yet to be revealed, according to sources 
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A replica of Princess Diana’s 1990s Philadelphia Eagles jacket autographed by Jason Kelce’s wife, Kylie, has landed a whopping $100,000 bid at an auction for the Eagles Autism Foundation. 

The kelly green varsity jacket was the high point of a two-week charity auction that closed on Black Friday, resulting in an ‘intense bidding war’, PhillyVoice reported.

Interested parties included actor and Wrexham A.F.C. owner, Rob McElhenney, who is also an avid Eagles fan, having been born and raised in Philadelphia. 

He increased the the bid to $62,000 last week to pay tribute to Kelce’s jersey No. 62.

A day after Thanksgiving, a $100k offer was made, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The winner of the prestigious clothing item has yet to be revealed. 

Actor and Wrexham owner Rob McElhanney offered $62,000 for the jacket last week in tribute to Kelce's jersey No. 62

A letterman jacket signed by Jason Kelce’s wife, Kylie, raised a $100k bid at a charity auction

Princess Diana in a Eagles Letterman jacket in front of London's Wetherby Prep School in 1991

Princess Diana in a Eagles Letterman jacket in front of London’s Wetherby Prep School in 1991 

Funds for the jacket have been allocated to the Eagles Autism Foundation, which raises awareness, research and support for those diagnosed with the disorder.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s ties to autism stem from his brother Peter’s diagnosis.

He raised over $22million in support of the cause through a charity event organized by the foundation called, Eagles Autism Challenge.

Eagles Letterman Jackets have been put for sale at the team’s official store locations since November 9. The starting price is $400. 

Princess Diana’s association with the Eagles goes all the way back to 1982, when she attended Grace Kelly’s funeral, where she met Jack Edelstein, the Eagles’ statistician, at the time. 

Diana graced the cover of People magazine in 1994 wearing a custom-made Eagles jacket

Diana graced the cover of People magazine in 1994 wearing a custom-made Eagles jacket

‘She thought football was like soccer,’ Edelstein told Philadelphia Daily News after Diana’s death in 1997. ‘She asked, ”What are your colors?” I said, ”Green and silver.”

‘She said, ”Those are my favorite colors.”’

Soon after their conversation, ‘Lady D’ received a package of Eagles t-shirts, workout shorts, golf shits, caps and the custom-made jacket, according to Edelstein. 

A little less than a decade later, Princess Diana was seen wearing Philly’s letterman jacket outside London’s Wetherby Prep School that both of her sons attended, in January 1991.

She wore the jacket again for People magazine’s June, 1994 cover.