— Days Without Shea —


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The Shea Stadium memorabilia auctions cannot be stopped.

The 23rd installment is ending with some interesting flotsam and jetsam.

You can still get a napkin holder for $59 or a stack of LED lights for $100.

There is this odd framed newspaper clipping from the Queens Courier on the block for $25. Bob Murphy and a very young looking Fred Wilpon are in the photo. According to the description,   "This plaque was found in storage at Shea, where it once hung." So now they're just selling stuff they found in some boxes?

Lots of team flags still available. And why haven't the folks at Loge18.com bought this sign yet? Their loss. My Loge13 sign looks much better.


[June 19, 2010 12:04 AM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

I can't believe this is still going on. It's been almost a year since they had what looked like a clearance auction, and it's a bit surprising that after items didn't clear out then that items haven't been thrown out now.

[June 20, 2010 11:07 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

I know it is stunning. They should at least donate some the valuable stuff (signs, flags).


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The Meigray Group has launched its latest auction of Shea stuff.

There's clearly not much left, or else they are hoarding some good mementos. Still there are some niche items that definitely should appeal to some target audience. Some old team flags that once flew above Shea are here, including the Dodgers and a hideous San Diego banner (how many shades of brown are in that thing?).

The country flags are interesting too. And there are several section signs from most every level. But of course, no Loge13 signs. They went to good homes.

Auction ends tomorrow.

BTW good people of Meigray Group, if you are reading this: Loge13.com is one of the few outlets (maybe the only)mentioning your auctions. Feel free to send us some free samples or give us a heads up on future auctions.



[April 22, 2010 5:27 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

wow, even I gave up looking at the auction block. at this point, i'm surprised to see prices so high. i'd figure they want to clear out that warehouse and just move on.


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Sometimes folks ask me about the "Days Without Shea" clock atop Loge13.com.

That was once the "Shea Stadium Doomsday Clock" but after Shea was gone, we needed to do something with that funky bit of technology. After all, DepressedFan had spent alot of time making the darn thing.

So the old clock became the new Days Without Shea clock. However, I didn't set the time piece's start date to September 28, 2008 - when the actual last game at Shea was played. That's because in my twisted noggin, the stadium was still vital after that game. Thousands of fans continued to visit and pay homage to the Mets' longtime home.

And folks were there for Shea Stadium's final moment - February 18, 2009. That's when the final chunk of Shea's mortal coil came crashing down. So we set  the "Days Without Shea" clock for 2/18/2009.

Thus we remember Shea Stadium, Loge13, Casey's Pub and everything else that was contained within that concrete monstrosity (Metstrosity, if you will).

PS - I'm posting this a day early as I'll be away from the InterWebs the next several days.



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Courtesy of Queens Crap, via 1010Wins...

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn man who worked as a security guard during the demolition of Shea Stadium has pleaded guilty to stealing Mets memorabilia.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Gerald Tacopino pleaded guilty to petit larceny on Wednesday.

Tacopino was fined $500 and sentenced to a conditional discharge, provided he pays $842.50 in restitution. He also was ordered to stay away from the new Mets stadium, Citi Field, for one year.

The district attorney said various stadium items were recovered from Tacopino's apartment in December 2008. They included Mets security jackets and shirts and seat bottoms and backs.

The 44-year-old man was hired to prevent looting of items that were being removed from Shea Stadium to be sold as memorabilia.

I love that part of his punishment is staying away from Citi Field for one year. Really? That shouldn't be too hard for Tacopino...or about a million other people!

I bet if he offered to buy season tickets, the Mets would move to decline that penalty.



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http://www.loge13.com/images/Citiside_091408-thumb-525x393.jpgAs a service to all Met fans who wander through Loge13, I will be posting on the Diamondvision videos of anything not having to do with the Phillies/Yankees World Series.

Last night, I posted a clip of Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowell debuting "Lets Go Mets Go" on MTV.

Today I invite you to head over to a clip Loge13 loyalist Bobster made (sorry no embed possible). He has created a wonderful compilation of the deconstruction of Shea Stadium, culminating in the old girl's last moments. If you're depressed now, just wait to watch this!

I'll keep flooding the zone with distracting "Think of England" moments until this post season nonsense is over.


[October 28, 2009 1:50 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

Nice job Bobster...just made me miss the place. I hadn't seen pictures of the old gal in a while.


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