Auctioneers got a chance to tour Tiger Stadium this week as the city begins taking bids for selling off the old ballpark’s contents. Did they wait too long?
Sixty people representing ten different auction companies (not all of them familiar names in the hobby) got a look at what’s still inside Tiger Stadium. The park will be razed next year and the city is hoping to raise money from the baseball memorabilia that remains inside the park.
Rick Montgomery of the auction firm R.J. Montgomery and Associates told WXYZ-TV in Detroit that while the lockerrooms were "messy" the names on the lockers were still intact. He noted that 7 years of dust had settled upon many of the park’s surfaces.
At least one auction firm’s representative said his bid was going to be lower than originally expected. His group had expected the stadium’s seats to be auctionable, but he was unimpressed by their current condition which can be seen in the photo attached to this story in the Detroit Free Press.
.No word on the names of the other companies who took the tour and are considering a bid to host the auction.