On Wednesday night, I noted that some of the giant player pictures were no longer hanging over gate D
(see photo - Robin Ventura should be hanging there).
Now we know why. They're for sale.
After staging a successful seat sale, The Mets have announced another effort to unload classic Shea Stadium memorabilia
. They sold the seats, and now they're selling nearly everything else.
The Mets on Thursday announced plans to sell more than 2,000 pieces of
Shea Stadium memorabilia, ranging from player lockers to outfield wall
panels to both foul poles.
Items, sold in partnership with the MeiGray Group, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
"There clearly is an interest among our fans and other New Yorkers to
own a piece of Shea history," Mets executive vice president of business
operations Dave Howard said in a statement. "Our new partnership with
MeiGray Group provides fans an easy way to get authentic Shea Stadium
memorabilia, and through the support of Major League Baseball's
Authentication Program, we are able to ensure peace-of-mind for fans
and maximum value for collectors by guaranteeing the authenticity of
these historic items."
Fans can only buy the memorabilia by calling (888) 463-4472 after 10
a.m. Friday, though items will be available to view throughout this
weekend's series against the Braves -- on the Field Level concourse for
Friday and Saturday's games, and on the Loge Level concourse for
"Whether it's a turnstile from Gate B, an original brick from the old
right-field wall, or one of the colorful photos or banners that have
hung proudly for so many years, we have something for everyone," Barry
Meisel, president and CEO of the MeiGray Group, said in the statement.
"We are proud to partner with the Mets to honor this great New York
This is the final baseball season at Shea Stadium, before the Mets move
into their new state-of-the-art Citi Field home in April. Shea has been
home for the Mets since 1964, playing host to two World Series winners
and many other notable concerts and events.