Proving that you can pretty much sell anything provided it gets enough attention, the famous can of Yankee bug spray from the 2007 playoffs has sold for over $600.
Cleveland may have long since abandoned Municipal Stadium but the bugs still congregate off Lake Erie during baseball season and this year, they made headlines.
A swarm of midges attacked Yankees’ pitcher Joba Chamberlain during Game 2 of the Division series. The annoyed rookie relief pitcher threw two wild pitches during the swarming as the Indians scored the tying run in the eighth inning. The Yankees wound up losing 2-1, in 11 innings. They went on to lose the series in four games.
During the bug incident, the Yankees used cans of insect repellent in an attempt to ward off the invaders in their dugout. Always on the lookout for memorabilia, Major League Baseball took the cans and put them on the MLB Auctions site last week with the winning bid generating $673.
More playoff memorabilia is currently up for grabs via the MLB Auctions site including:
• A first base that was used during Game 1 of the AL Championship Series between the Red Sox and Indians at Fenway Park. The Red Sox opened that series with a 10-3 rout as David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were unstoppable.
• A Cal Ripken Jr. signed baseball featuring 10 separate inscriptions. The Hall of Famer added such highlights as 2632 CG, "The Ironman", 19x AS, 3184 Hits, 431 HRs and 1982 ROY.
• Craig Monroe’s jersey worn May 31 for Detroit. Monroe hit a two-run homer that game off eventual AL Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia.
• David Ortiz autographed game-used first base from Yankees at Red Sox on June 3.
• A Mike Lowell autographed "Celtic Green" Red Sox jersey. The Boston third baseman wore it against the Yankees on April 20, when Sox players honored late Celtics owner Red Auerbach. Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis jerseys from that game are also being sold.
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