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by Kingman on September 9 at 8:23AM
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If you bought authentic blue or orange Shea Stadium seats a few weeks ago, you are not only a true Met romantic. You are now also a savvy investor.

According to today's NY Post, those seats are already selling for at least double their value in the aftermarket.

Mets fans are pulling a double play - flipping their seats while pocketing hundreds of bucks.

Orange and blue Shea Stadium seats that the city sold for just $869 a pair just three weeks ago are now selling for three times that amount.

The seats are going for anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500 on eBay and sports memorabilia Web sites.

The day seats went on sale to the general public, the Mets sold 6,000 of those plastic wonders in two hours. AM NY asked me to comment on the sale. Unfortunately, what I said then now appears to be true.  I had pondered that many of those folks might just be collectors, not true Met fans. Looks like that was the case. Kudos to the Mets, though, for letting season and partial season ticket holders get a chance at buying seats first.

More from the NY Post story...

The Mets sale has set a record for the most expensive seats ever sold from a baseball stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals charged $450 for a pair of seats from Busch Stadium in 2005 and the Philadelphia Phillies sold two-seat sets for $280 in 2004.

Only the Yankees could potentially trump the Mets' asking price. The city and the team are currently negotiating the price and how to divide profits from The House that Ruth Built.

The Post reported last month that a pair of seats could fetch an eye-popping $1,923 - in homage to the year the stadium was opened.

[September 9, 2008 10:02 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

That's me, a savvy investor. Follow my lead folks, I'm starting an investment group to purchase the retiring Home Run Apple!

Send me your emails and a prospectus will be in the mail shortly.

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