The Kingman family made its now annual trek to BeatleFest. We first attended two years ago and got to meet Met great Art Shamsky, who was there signing his book.
As always, Shea Stadium was well represented amongst the Beatle memorabilia. We spoke with the collector who owns the jacket Paul wore at Shea Stadium. Those threads are valued at $300,000. Apparently, George's estate owns his coat and Ringo may have his. Not sure where John's is.
The all-day Beatle jams are a highlight. Here is a sample from this year, featuring a puppet singalong as well:
Among the few items not auctioned off by the Wilpons when Shea was demolished...the patent on Shea Stadium's innovative "Convertible Stadium."
This cutting edge technology patent covered the movable seats that let Shea host both baseball and football games. Sadly, this patent did not ensure the teams you watched from your movable seat would be good.