On the street, Giants appear biggest hits

January 24, 2001|By Michael Stroh | Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF

Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe may be Mr. Wall Street in his Charles Schwab TV commercial spots, but his stock among online fans seems to be slipping.

A share of Sharpe (ticker symbol: shar) sold for $47.70 yesterday at Wall Street Sports (www.wallstreetsports.com), a cyberspace stock market where fans can buy and sell imaginary shares of their favorite teams and athletes.

By comparison, Giants cornerback Jason Sehorn (ticker: sehj), who gets schooled by Sharpe in the Schwab ad and who squares off against the Ravens in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, closed at $51.80.

The Ravens may have won over the bookies, but the Giants seem to have done a better job selling themselves to fantasy investors.

Shares in the Baltimore Ravens mutual fund (ticker: mbra) closed yesterday at $28.11, while the Giants fund (ticker: mnyg) closed at $32.30.

Stock isn't the only thing football fans are snapping up as the Super Bowl approaches.

Online auctioneer eBay (www.ebay.com) has a special department devoted to Super Bowl XXXV. An autographed Tony Siragusa jersey - which also, by the way, doubles as a tent - had soared to more than $449 yesterday.

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