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Freestanding Pair of Original Yankee Stadium Seats (#3 and #4)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $1,740.00
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. Ideally, the seats bear 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 unrestored. The weathered seats display numerous areas of paint loss, revealing both the original green paint and the metal frame, as well as oxidation to the exposed metal components. The seats have been mounted upon a metal base allowing the unit to stand freely. 46L x 21W x 30H inches. Due to the weight and size of these seats, the shipping charges (depending on where they are sent and their method of shipping) may be substantial. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $1,740.00
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