The Price of History Vol X: Grab Some Bench


It’s that time again (isn’t always?), auction time. unfortunately a few days tardy for Father’s Day, but entertaining nevertheless. Yes, this Saturday Sotheby’s hosts one of its periodic sports memorabilia auctions, and as usual it is chock full of ephemera suitable for the Yankee fan on your shopping list. A good place to start, if you have around $8,000 to spare (why not support YFSF?), would be the set of seats from the original Yankee Stadium pictured above. Other gems? A Babe Ruth pinball machine, and a mysterious pair of 1920s checks totalling $150,000 from Yankee owner Jacob Rupert to Sox owner Harry Frazee. Hmm.

If the sophisticated fare of Sotheby’s doesn’t appeal, you can always bid on the Mickey Mantle autographed ball up for auction on historyforsale. But be warned, you might not want to have it out on the coffee table, in front of mixed company. The Mick, he sure had a way with words. Take a peek after the jump….

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  • I have a Yankee stadium seat from the 1920’s there is a plaque under the seat it say’s “the house that Ruth built” 50th anniversary 1923-1973 Bronx NY

    Robert October 18, 2007, 11:31 am

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