The same company that handled the dismantling of Busch Stadium in St. Louis is fixing its sights on another baseball relic.
It’s been dormant long enough to have its share of rust, but the memories of Tiger Stadium will likely be worth millions to the city of Detroit.
With the city set to vote on final approval of a plan to redevelop the area, the ballpark that was home to players from Ty Cobb to Kirk Gibson is about to be mined for baseball memorabilia. Schneider Industries, a St. Louis auction firm chosen by the city to handle the sale, will visit Detroit this week to plan the details.
"One man’s junk is another man’s treasure," says a company representative. "We don’t count anything out. We tell people, ‘Don’t throw it away until after the auction is over, because you never know what somebody is willing to buy.’ "
The Detroit Free-Press got a preview of what they might be selling.