Original Yankee Stadium Double Seat - Numbered 3 and 4

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1977

Item Year: 1958

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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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 the next 50 years Yankee Stadium remained the most storied sports stadium in the United States; home to both the Yankees and New York Giants football team, as well as host to numerous sporting events, including many championship fights. Offered here is a rare pair of connected seats from that venerable ballpark that was removed during the stadium's renovation in 1973. The seats feature the black stenciled numbers "3" and "4," respectively, which, of course, correspond to the uniform numbers of Yankee legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Pairs are much scarcer than single seats and this offering is also desirable for the fact that it appears to be completely original, with no evidence of restoration. The seats display moderate-to-heavy wear, including chips and/or peeling to the paint, and oxidation to some of the exposed metal framework. The seats have been mounted upon a wood base that allows the unit to stand freely. 42 x 22 x 30 inches (with the seats unfolded). The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice.
Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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