— Days Without Shea —

The MeiGray Group held the live auction for Shea Stadium's surviving memorabilia.

I didn't go and apparently only about 100 folks did. The NY Times wrote a somewhat haughty review in yesterday's paper.

The only notable thing about that piece is that they quoted DyHrdMet, who wrote a much more thorough and useful series of posts for Remembering Shea.

Among the highlights of DyHrdMet's review: Tom Seaver's locker only went for $2,600. Also, there seemed to be some mechanical and personal issues between the auctioneer and, well just about everybody else. Sounds like he was a Yankee fan.

The big question being asked online and elsewhere: what happens to the rest of the Shea stuff? And if the Mets are going to suddenly make Citi Field more Met-esque by putting actual Met historical artifacts there, then what's left? All the good stuff - from our championship banners to Kaz Matsui photos - are gone, you knuckleheads.

Maybe the Mets will have to start their Citi Field Mets Museum by buying some of this leftover Shea stuff still on sale today.

[July 20, 2009 12:48 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

the prices in the online auction are so far beyond reality that it's ridiculous. a lot of that stuff is going for 5-10 times what it went for on Saturday, and things like scoreboard pods and the railing elbows had probably enough for anyone who wants it at a very low price. Some of what's online I didn't even see on Saturday.

i did say to a couple people looking at the photos that most of it belonged in Citi Field.

[July 20, 2009 1:30 PM]  |  link  |  reply
metsnyc said

Typical NY Times reportage. Calling it haughty is kind. It is sarcastic and non-informative drivel.

[July 20, 2009 8:29 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

Times report may be sarcastic and non-informative, but I was quoted.

it's kind of hard to report on the auction without being sarcastic because of how unimpressive MeiGray has been all along, the price gauging on the items (see the original price list and online auctions), and the Wilpon's lack of interest in some of the stuff that got us there in the first place.

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