Negotiations continue as memorabilia companies vie with the city of New York and the Yankees over the goods from soon-to-be-departed Yankee Stadium.
Fans simply walked away with the old wooden seats when Yankee Stadium was renovated after the 1973 season. That’s a quaint snapshot now hopelessly outdated in times when virtually everything is considered memorabilia.
If it’s in the stadium, it’s worth something. If it’s on the playing field or was sat on in the dugout, it’s worth a little more.
How much money is involved in the entire process of saying farewell to the ballpark we don’t know. It’s enough that several companies are trying to grab their own piece of the market.
What we do learn from a story in New York magazine this week: writers, collectors, actresses and ballplayers are all interested. And all can cuss a little.