The dismantling of Shea Stadium hasn't begun, but when the screwdrivers begin taking it apart you can have your piece - for a lot of cash.
The Mets will begin a memorabilia sale starting Friday morning at 10 a.m. The details follow below the fold - but the sale will include two thousand unique items - players lockers, outfield panels, foul poles, section signs and all sorts of other Shea artifacts.
If you're interested, you've got to call 888-463-4472 at 10 a.m. - and you'll be given the opportunity to preview the items and make your bid.
LIMITED PREVIEW SHEA MEMORABILIA ON SALE TOMORROW AT 10:00 A.M.
AT (888) 463-4472
Additional Shea Memorabilia Goes On Sale Following the Final Regular Season Home Game at Shea
FLUSHING, N.Y., September 11, 2008 – Following significant response to the recent Shea Stadium Seat Sale, the New York Mets today announced that a limited offering of additional Shea memorabilia will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at (888) 463-4472. By signing on as a “Shea Premiere Club” member by this Tuesday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m., a select group of fans will have the unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Shea and purchase the most treasured pieces of history from the Mets home since 1964. Additional Shea memorabilia will go on sale following the final regular season home game at Shea.
Throughout this weekend’s homestand against the Braves, fans will be able to view select memorabilia offerings in the following locations:
Friday, September 12 in the Field Level concourse, first base side
Saturday, September 13 in the Field Level concourse, behind home plate
Sunday, September 14 in the Loge Level concourse, section nine
The Mets, in conjunction with the MeiGray Group, will offer for sale more than 2,000 unique items from Shea Stadium, including player lockers, the two foul poles, outfield wall panels, section signs and artifacts dating to the stadium’s opening in 1964. Each item will be authenticated by Major League Baseball’s Authentication Program and affixed with a tamper-proof hologram displaying a unique identification number, and shipped with a letter of authenticity from the MeiGray Group.
“There clearly is an interest among our fans and other New Yorkers to own a piece of Shea history,” said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, New York Mets. “Our new partnership with MeiGray Group provides fans an easy way to get authentic Shea Stadium memorabilia, and through the support of Major League Baseball’s Authentication Program, we are able to ensure peace-of-mind for fans and maximum value for collectors by guaranteeing the authenticity of these historic items.”
“Whether it’s a turnstile from Gate B, an original brick from the old right-field wall, or one of the colorful photos or banners that have hung proudly for so many years, we have something for everyone,” said Barry Meisel, President and Chief Operating Officer, MeiGray Group. “We are proud to partner with the Mets to honor this great New York landmark.”
ABOUT THE MEIGRAY GROUP
The MeiGray Group was formed by former New York Daily News sportswriter Barry Meisel and Bob Gray, two sports memorabilia collectors from New Jersey. They began selling game-worn jerseys to the sports-collecting public in August 1997. MeiGray oversees the game-worn jersey programs for the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League. Every item they sell is registered into The MeiGrade System, the exclusive registry created to track and protect the authenticity of game-worn jerseys.