I’ll have to admit I was curious to see the kind of prices the Yankees and Steiner Sports would stick on the items from the old ballpark. Many were speculating that $2500 would be the going rate for a seat, but that didn’t happen.
In fact, with some exceptions, I think the prices are not as bad as I was anticipating. I’m not saying a two foot piece of sod is worth $280, but when you consider the prices in some of the other recent stadium memorabilia deals, it’s not all that bad.
Of course, the good stuff will come out later this summer when items associated with specific players are sold. You won’t find the Babe’s leftover shower shoes but I have a feeling as time goes on that there will be some items that appreciate in value.
Some people think the city of New York left tens of millions on the table with their $11.5 million deal. We’ll see.
Meantime, here’s some coverage from the Fox affiliate:
The Dallas Convention Center will host the 2011 Super Bowl Experience Card and Memorabilia Show.
Beckett reported yesterday that this season’s event will not be held.