The Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is selling off items that once decorated the now closed Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino.
Owner Mel Exber had turned the casino’s walls into a sports showcase, with much of the memorabilia associated with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the casino at Fremont and Main Streets closed over the summer and the fate of the pieces that made up its décor was in question.
Hundreds of items will be up for grabs at 1 Main Street, with prices, starting at $25. Among those offered for sale, according to a news release, are a signed Michael Jordan North Carolina Tar Heels basketball jersey; seats from old Comiskey Park; signed jerseys; and vintage World Series black bats. Workers have been assembling the gallery over the last few days in preparation for the opening.
The memorabilia pop-up gallery and store officially opens to the public at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, with a grand opening event for the general public that includes a drawing to win one of the historic pieces.
“For many years, the Las Vegas Club was a sports fan favorite in downtown Las Vegas,” Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel said. “This pop-up gallery is a great opportunity for those looking for sports memorabilia that also was a unique piece of Las Vegas history.”
Beginning Nov. 4, Las Vegas Club Sports Memorabilia Gallery will be open from 3 to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The Plaza Hotel & Casino will donate 10 percent of every sale in the gallery to the UNLV Libraries Special Collections.