April 14, 2014

The most expensive item at Yankee Stadium (that is not a suite)



When you go to a game at Yankee Stadium, you don't have to leave empty-handed. The Yankees team store is huge and filled with anything you can imagine.

Hello Kitty as a Yankees fan. Check.


Masahiro Tanaka collectibles. Check.



Miniature Yankee corvettes. Check.



Amazingly overpriced cards that aren't worth the plastic they are in. Double check.



I saw pajamas, nightgowns and panties just in case women wanted to get a little cozy in their Yankees gear.

So, yeah, you can get anything - even on any budget. If you're looking for something a little pricier that has a better story, Steiner Sports has a shop at the stadium. It's not terribly big, but it does have the most expensive items in the stadium.

That Amex card could really come in handy in a place like this. Fans can find autographs, stadium dirt, game-used memorabilia in the Steiner Store. But there was one item that caught my eye -- a Thurman Munson signed baseball.




You don't see too many of his autographs around because he died in 1979 at 32 years old.

However, I wasn't walking out of the shop with that autograph ball. Did you see the price tag?

$10,000.

2 comments:

cynicalbuddha said...

Not only the price tag, but the fact that most of the auto has faded away. That's too bad.

Keith G said...

Haven't had the chance to visit the New Yankee Stadium yet. Used to go to Old Yankee and Shea quite a bit as a kid growing up. I was at Citi field the year it opened and was listening to people comment how beer was like 12 bucks for a Bud product at New yankee. Too bad that auto has faded. Steiner is high on their prices too.