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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stadium memorabilia sale to begin

The Yankees are paying the City $11.5 million to sell Yankee Stadium memorabilia, because the City owns the now-closed Stadium.

Later in this article, we find out that the Yankees are selling pairs of seats for $1,923, in honor of the year the building opened.  For reference, the Mets sold their pairs of seats for $869.

$1,923 for two seats?  What a great deal relative to what the team is charging for the primo seats in the new building!  I can’t wait to see the list and prices of other things they’re planning on selling.

Update – 1:15 p.m.: Here is the press release from Steiner Sports, touting “timeless pieces of Americana.”  There will be an online auction that begins today that features 1,500 pieces from the Stadium.  Here are some other details:

  • 1 ft. x 1 ft. pieces of live sod from Yankee Stadium: $120
  • Pairs of Stadium seats: ranging from $1499 - $1999; commemorative single seats: $750
  • Final Season Crystals with Genuine Dirt from the original Yankee Stadium: $80
  • Original bricks from Monument Park in a glass case with etched Yankees logo: $150

Toward the end are words from the great Lonn Trost.  The more I read from this guy, the more I can’t stand him.

"We are excited to give our great fans a chance to take home a piece of the Yankee Stadium legacy through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn A. Trost. "These treasures allow the Yankees' legacy to live on and provide fans with keepsakes they can pass along from generation to generation."


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