Tiger Stadium stuff up for auction

Sales began at 6:00 a.m. this morning for Tiger Stadium memorabilia, and by 9:00 a.m. the web site was already down. Nice. Even when the city of Detroit contracts with other people stuff gets screwed up.

Still, you can get Tiger Stadium seats which are available on a first come first serve basis. For $279 including shipping you get a pair of regular seats or you can get Tiger Den seats for $399 a pair. The pairs of seats come as-is (dirty, dusty, rusty), but functional. I’m still really tempted and it comes down to the degree of irritation I want to inflict on Mrs. Billfer.

Other stuff that I saw up for auction before the site crashed included a bunch of signage, some benches from the dugout, some doors, and the urinal from the Home lockerroom. Bidding on the urinal opened at $100.

UPDATE: The site is back up, and as a public service here is the direct link to the home dugout urinal. Picture self peeing alongside Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Denny McClain and many other greats.
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8 Comments

  1. Rings

    September 16, 2007 at 10:11 am

    The Auction site is still down and the Den seats are already sold out. I just purchased a pair of the metal seats. They charge 6% tax to Michigan folks.

    Now…let’s see if I managed to irritate Missus Rings….

  2. The Pulse

    September 16, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the heads up. Completely missed the news on this. Just ordered a pair of seats.

    Thanks again!

  3. Kyle J

    September 16, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    To my delight, Mrs. J signed off on a pair of seats quite easily. Going to go try now.

  4. Andrew

    September 16, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Shoot! I totally missed the news on this.

  5. Eric Jackson

    September 16, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    This passed me by too. I ordered some metal seats :/

  6. cib

    September 16, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    My god. When you go thru the photos some of the stuff is in such decrepit condition. It’s really depressing. Too bad they didn’t make a decision right away and sell the items when they were in better condition. I am sad from looking at it.

  7. hawk

    September 17, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Just ordered my seats. Like everyone else, I missed any news on this auction. Will be watching with high intrest.

  8. Rob

    September 17, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    I won’t be purchasing any seats. Way too expensive. However, I will be checking in closer to the Oct. 13 deadline on the cheap stuff, would make for neat Christmas gifts for the Tiger fans in my family.