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Fenway
11-27-2010, 02:24 PM
I like these prices :tongue:

http://www.auctionscc.com/site/auctionscccom/img/dataset/archive/200905/lg/316.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!B69jjk!EWk~$(KGrHqV,!hEEyr2qBRCLBMy02n1STw~~_35.J PG


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3212237365_40906c504f.jpg

downstairs
11-29-2010, 04:25 PM
I don't feel like going to an online inflation calculator... but I wonder what those are worth considering actual inflation over the decades?

I've heard people say baseball is no more expensive considering inflation, and then I've heard people say the exact opposite.

EDIT: I noticed now you posted playoff tickets. I was referring more to regular season cheap-seats. I understand the playoffs weren't the massive national specticale they are now.

TDog
11-29-2010, 04:59 PM
I don't feel like going to an online inflation calculator... but I wonder what those are worth considering actual inflation over the decades?

I've heard people say baseball is no more expensive considering inflation, and then I've heard people say the exact opposite.

EDIT: I noticed now you posted playoff tickets. I was referring more to regular season cheap-seats. I understand the playoffs weren't the massive national specticale they are now.

The "playoffs" were bigger back in the day, especially when you only had the league championship series and the World Series -- especially when you only had the World Series. More people cared about baseball back then. And now the postseason is marginalized as "playoffs."

I had a $30 seat for the first game of the 1984 World Series. The seat was in fair territory. I don't recall what a bleacher seat for the 2000 World Series in Comiskey would have gone for, but it probably reflected inflation.

Considering that you could have gone to a Sox game (and I did, paying full price) for $1 in 1972, I believe the escalation of regular-season ticket prices has surpassed inflation. It isn't just ticket prices that annoy me, though. Both the Cubs and the White Sox held back at least 20,000 tickets for sale on the day of the game. This went on into the early 1980s. But that relates to a separate complaint.

Steelrod
11-29-2010, 05:12 PM
Probably due to the fact that there weren't many season tickets sold back then and little advance demand for the remaining 20,000! It was a different world back then.

TDog
11-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Probably due to the fact that there weren't many season tickets sold back then and little advance demand for the remaining 20,000! It was a different world back then.

It was a bit of a hijack, but I didn't mean to insult the current ownership group.

LITTLE NELL
11-29-2010, 06:25 PM
Based on an annual inflation rate of 4%, a box seat that was priced at 2.50 at Comiskey in 1960 should be 17.77 today.

GlassSox
11-29-2010, 07:28 PM
Here's one from 1982 world series

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