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    i was just reading the polo grounds picture thread and it gave me the idea to start a thread about ballpark memorabilia. does anyone have anything from past our current ballparks? dirt,signs,sod,seats,etc. anything at all? i don't have anything, but i though it would be interesting to see what people do have, pictures would be appreciated.
    1903,1912,1915,1916,1918,2004,2007,2013

  • #2
    I have a brick from Milwaukee County Stadium.

    And I'll be getting something from Yankee Stadium, just don't know what.

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    • #3
      I have a piece of yankee stadium outfield grass that I plucked while on a tour in 98...its in a scrapbook of that trip
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      Houston Astros
      Playoffs: 1980,86,97,98,99,01,04,05
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      • #4
        I have a red seat from Riverfront Stadium and a brick from Chicago Stadium.

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        • #5
          I have one of the old cast iron folding chairs used as lower deck infield box seats at Tiger Stadium before the remodel in the 1970's
          "Straight ball I hit it very much, curveball, bats are afraid"

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          • #6
            The first time I went to Fenway in 1997, it was still under the old ownership group and the place was in really bad shape. Paint was peeling off the green monster. With that, I have a 2 inch by 2 inch chip of paint from the green monster.

            Its amazing what a great job that the new ownership group has done with Fenway since they took over. Its really a huge difference.
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            Stadium Google Map

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            • #7
              Ballpark Memorabilia

              Originally posted by StadiumPage.com View Post
              The first time I went to Fenway in 1997, it was still under the old ownership group and the place was in really bad shape. Paint was peeling off the green monster. With that, I have a 2 inch by 2 inch chip of paint from the green monster.

              Its amazing what a great job that the new ownership group has done with Fenway since they took over. Its really a huge difference.
              I have mimi baseball bat from Dodger Stadium. And I will buy more memorbilia from Dodger Stadium and also I will buy memorbilia from New Yankee Stadium.

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              • #8
                ballpark stuff

                I've collected seats for about 15 years and have some good shots I can post. Also lots of signage, bricks, dirt, etc. Best story was, about 10 years ago, I met the son of the guy whose construction company took down Seals Stadium. He told me how all of the bleacher benches there had been saved and he (he son) actually used the wood for the flooring in his house! He had one "bench" left which is comprised of about nine seat numbers (it's a long piece of wood--perhaps 8 feet) that are etched into the wood. It may be my favorite piece.

                One other bit--Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam collects seats and stadium stuff--a few years ago, we exchanged a number of emails over a Forbes Field seat a guy was selling (though he'd heard of it first, he was gracious enough to let me purchase it)

                Lastly, I remember as a kid, attending the last Yankee game in '73 before the refurb, they allowed people to basically carry whatever they could from the place--it was glorious chaos. Then a department store was selling seats for like 8 bucks or something! I wonder how mercenary the Yanks will be in selling off their history--hope it doesn't get too ridiculous a these things have now become.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hbwriter View Post
                  I've collected seats for about 15 years and have some good shots I can post. Also lots of signage, bricks, dirt, etc. Best story was, about 10 years ago, I met the son of the guy whose construction company took down Seals Stadium. He told me how all of the bleacher benches there had been saved and he (he son) actually used the wood for the flooring in his house! He had one "bench" left which is comprised of about nine seat numbers (it's a long piece of wood--perhaps 8 feet) that are etched into the wood. It may be my favorite piece.

                  One other bit--Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam collects seats and stadium stuff--a few years ago, we exchanged a number of emails over a Forbes Field seat a guy was selling (though he'd heard of it first, he was gracious enough to let me purchase it)

                  Lastly, I remember as a kid, attending the last Yankee game in '73 before the refurb, they allowed people to basically carry whatever they could from the place--it was glorious chaos. Then a department store was selling seats for like 8 bucks or something! I wonder how mercenary the Yanks will be in selling off their history--hope it doesn't get too ridiculous a these things have now become.
                  awesome, i'd love to see some pics of your collection!
                  1903,1912,1915,1916,1918,2004,2007,2013

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hbwriter View Post
                    I wonder how mercenary the Yanks will be in selling off their history--hope it doesn't get too ridiculous a these things have now become.
                    Considering it'll be split between the Yanks and the City (as will the pieces of Shea be split with the Mets), I don't mind.

                    I forgot - I also have a pair of 1953 wooden seats from County Stadium. Used to have a blue 1923 seat from Yankee Stadium, but I sold it a couple years ago (and am now saving up for another, go figure).

                    I also have an MTA subway side from the 161st Street station that I picked up surplus - keep meaning to get some autographs on it.

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                    • #11
                      Just this, but it's the best...



                      I sit on it every now and then to remind me how uncomfortable a straight backed, straight slat seated chair is. Anyway, pretty good pickup for $10 in 1973.

                      I also have a single slat from a balcony seat in the 49th street Madison Sqaure Garden. I attended its last event, a 1967 Rangers game, and took the slat after the buzzer sounded. I was a that game and the last Yankee game in 1973 and both games ended to the sound of handtools at work starting the demolition. I imagine the security at Shea and Yankee Stadiums will have to be pretty stringent to prevent a like occurance this September/October.

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                      • #12
                        Don't worry, it will be. They already search people coming in, for one, and with enough cops around they'll be able to crack down on a lot of it.

                        Beautiful chair. Makes me miss mine all the more.

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                        • #13
                          more...

                          now I'm looking around the office here... the escalator sign from old Municipal Stadium in Cleveland... garbage pail from Chicago Stadium... star shaped turf from Cowboys Stadium... chunk of the wall from Crosley Field... I'll shoot them later and post...


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                          • #14
                            some shots

                            Okay--a few shots at my office--sorry for the harsh quality of the photos--in a bit of a rush

                            a piece of the outfield wall at crosley field


                            the eddie vedder forbes field seat


                            how the dodgers used to market their dirt back in the 90s


                            sign from cleveland's municipal stadium


                            partial seal stadium bench (with connie mack stadium and polo grounds chairs visible)

                            comiskey brick

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hbwriter View Post
                              Okay--a few shots at my office--sorry for the harsh quality of the photos--in a bit of a rush

                              how the dodgers used to market their dirt back in the 90s
                              Very cool pic hbwriter.

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