The original Yankee Stadium may have been reduced to rubble, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a piece of “The House that Ruth Built” for your memorabilia collection.
In a partnership that will have both New York fans and baseball lovers salivating, the Yankees have teamed up with Steiner Sports to offer authentic pieces of baseball’s most famous stadium through a public sale and an auction.
And I’ve got two of these once-in-a-lifetime items to give away.
Remember the feeling when you first stepped through the walkway and caught a glimpse of the majestic field? The smell of the grass? The view from your seats? Walking the legendary pathways of Monument Park? The loudmouth drunk behind you who wouldn’t shut up? Everything that made Yankee Stadium what it was.
Thanks to the Yankee Stadium Legends online auction (click here or call 1-800-759-SCORE), fans can relive their memories of the iconic park by bidding on one-of-a-kind items ranging from outfield seats, to a Yankees bat rack, to the bullpen pitching rubber… more than 1,500 pieces in all will eventually be auctioned off, as more items will be revealed weekly.
In addition to the auction, which runs until July 26, fans have the chance to immediately purchase several sweet remnants of the Stadium, including pieces of freeze-dried grass from the field (perfect for planting in that annoying Red Sox fan’s yard), crystals containing genuine infield dirt, pairs of stadium seats, and original bricks from Monument Park encased in a glass with a Yankees logo.
So what am I giving away? I’ve got a plot of that freeze dried grass from the field (valued at $80), and a Monument Park brick (valued at $150).
Just enter your email address here, and I’ll pick two winners at random on Friday May 29. One gets the grass, and one gets the brick. (My choice who gets what. I run a low tech operation over here.)
And if you’re lucky enough, you can say you own a piece of 26 World Series championships.