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Friday, July 3, 2020

Reggie Jackson auctioning off Yankee Stadium lettering

Yankee Stadium

Mr. October is giving someone else a chance to own an awesome piece of baseball history.

Reggie Jackson has decided to auction off the lettering from the old Yankee Stadium that stood atop the building at the old park. Each letter is 10-feet high, made of plastic and plexiglass, and lights up in blue. The auction will be done through Sotheby’s on April 1, which figures the set should sell for between $300,000-$600,000.

How did Jackson get a hold of such an awesome collectible?

The Yankees began selling many items from the old park in 2008 when they built new Yankee Stadium. Jackson bought his old locker, a section of bleachers from center field, and the blue letters.

“There were a few items I wanted to purchase before the old Yankee Stadium was torn down, including my old locker and a section of the black bleachers off of center field,” Jackson said via the AP. “But I kept thinking about the stadium lettering, and if there was any way for me to own it. I ended up making an offer and was thrilled when it was accepted. It’s been a privilege to own such a recognizable piece of baseball history.”

All I know is that whoever buys the letters will have a front lawn setup that rivals Clark Griswold’s.

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