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Freestanding Pair of Original Yankee Stadium Seats
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,480.00
Erected on the site of a Bronx lumberyard, Yankee Stadium opened its gates on April 18, 1923 before a capacity crowd of over 65,000 fans, who were fortunate to witness a Babe Ruth home run that won the game. For half a century, those seats that were occupied on that opening day remained in place within the stadium's three tiers. In 1973, the stadium underwent a renovation in which the old, decaying seats were ripped out and replaced by comfortable plastic ones. For diehard Yankee fans and collectors, this pair of original Yankee Stadium seats provides a unique connection to baseball history. These seats from the original House That Ruth Built were repainted dark blue and have the numbers "11" and "12" stenciled in black at the top of each. Pairs are much more difficult to find than singles. The seats are freestanding, which is especially desirable as they can be readily used, and are in overall Excellent condition. Due to the weight and size of these seats, the shipping charges (depending on exactly where they are sent and method of shipping) may be substantial. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,480.00
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