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?
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.
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.
As 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.