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Fenway
08-20-2005, 01:59 PM
$ 5.50 in 1919???? Just looking at other tickets that seems very very high

http://www.chicagotix.com/images/Specialtixs/world_allstar/WS_19_GM3_Stub_F.jpg

in 1970 they were as much as $10
http://www.eccnet.com/fourwinds/graphics/ws1970.jpg

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/history/2003/images/WS_1968_tickets_web.jpg


http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11078.jpg

Baby Fisk
08-20-2005, 02:02 PM
What's your point? Not every franchise can be the Boston Red Sox.

Fenway
08-20-2005, 02:07 PM
What's your point? Not every franchise can be the Boston Red Sox.

in 1919 $ 5.50 was a LOT of money and for grandstand


does kind of show he was greedy


http://photos.liveauctioneers.com/houses/pweissauctions/1687/0007_1_lg.jpg

FielderJones
08-20-2005, 02:07 PM
Today's lineup looks like the 1919 team, with Blum playing the part of Chick Gandil, and Hernandez playing the part of Eddie Cicotte.
:o:

Baby Fisk
08-20-2005, 02:10 PM
in 1919 $ 5.50 was a LOT of money and for grandstand


does kind of show he was greedy


Thanks, it's kind of you to reinforce that for us. :dtroll:

SouthSide_HitMen
08-20-2005, 02:12 PM
in 1919 $ 5.50 was a LOT of money and for grandstand


does kind of show he was greedy

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

What cost $5.50 in 1919 would cost $67.65 in 2005.
Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2005 and 1919,
they would cost you $5.50 and $0.45 respectively.

bunnybrief
08-20-2005, 02:32 PM
Sounds like a bargain to me, considering that they were the hottest ticket that year.

I'm not sure how much control he had over stuff like that, either, IYKWIM...

Next.....

:dtroll:

LuvSox
08-21-2005, 12:20 AM
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

What cost $5.50 in 1919 would cost $67.65 in 2005.
Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2005 and 1919,
they would cost you $5.50 and $0.45 respectively.

Doesn't sound like a bad deal

chitownhawkfan
08-21-2005, 02:33 AM
Arent there any Boston SAWX sites you havent been kicked off of yet? If there are stop bothering us.

SouthSide_HitMen
08-21-2005, 02:42 AM
Arent there any Boston SAWX sites you havent been kicked off of yet? If there are stop bothering us.

No - he's been to them all. He is the inspiration for this character

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/LAW/scotus/10/02/scotus.cheers.ap/story.scotus.cheers.cliff.jpg

DumpJerry
08-21-2005, 06:46 AM
Come on guys, lighten up on Fen. He means well. He's just from Bawston......

TornLabrum
08-21-2005, 07:29 AM
in 1919 $ 5.50 was a LOT of money and for grandstand


does kind of show he was greedy


http://photos.liveauctioneers.com/houses/pweissauctions/1687/0007_1_lg.jpg

Spoken by someone who doesn't know what the hell he was talking about. For those of us familiar with Comiskey Park post 1927, here is what those seats got you: You got a golden box seat between first and third base. Those were damn good seats.

Back when it was first built, Comiskey Park was built in three sections. The only original structure after 1927 was between first and third base. That was the grandstand where these boxes were located. They were without a doubt the best seats in the house. Beyond that section was a gap and cheaper seats going out to the outfield wall. Then there were bleacher seats where the later general admission section was. These latter two sections had no upper deck until 1927. And then to compare them with bleacher seats?

Sox Blue 69-70
08-21-2005, 07:44 AM
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

What cost $5.50 in 1919 would cost $67.65 in 2005.
Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2005 and 1919,
they would cost you $5.50 and $0.45 respectively.

This may be comparing apples and oranges, but for further perspective, in 1919 our country's monetary system was based on a gold standard. $5.00 was approximately a quarter-ounce of gold. $5.50, even at today's surpressed gold prices translates to $120. When you consider there was less entertainment choices available in 1919 (i.e. - more demand for a W.S. prime location ticket), I could easily see owners charging more than $120 for such a seat today.

PushnThaEscalade
08-21-2005, 08:26 AM
I would pay any amount to see a World Series in this town. If it happens this year, we may not see it for a long time after that. Might as well take a chance.

DarkCloudDropo
08-21-2005, 08:27 AM
For a better comparison, show us the prices of other World Series team's box seats around 1919.

chisox117
08-22-2005, 12:17 AM
Speaking of World Series tickets, maybe if the Red Sox had charged a little more for theirs way back when, then their owner wouldn’t have needed to sell off the greatest player of all time to finance his lil’ lame-ass musical. :gulp:

http://www.baberuth.com/flash/images/gallery/lg/rutb053.jpg

"I never needed the wild card to get to the World Series!"

VenturaSoxFan23
08-22-2005, 12:48 PM
Speaking of World Series tickets, maybe if the Red Sox had charged a little more for theirs way back when, then their owner wouldn’t have needed to sell off the greatest player of all time to finance his lil’ lame-ass musical. :gulp:

http://www.baberuth.com/flash/images/gallery/lg/rutb053.jpg

"I never needed the wild card to get to the World Series!"

I love that sig. :bandance::bandance::bandance:

TDog
08-23-2005, 11:53 AM
World Series ticket prices are set by MLB, not the team. ALDS and ALCS prices are set by the league, not the team. The leagues gets the money and dole out shares. I have a $30 ticket stub from the 1984 World Series, and the seat was in fair territory in San Diego if you want to draw comparisons. For that matter, the league provides security at postseason, for that matter. It wasn't White Sox management that wouldn't let Pudge Fisk into the Sox clubhouse in 1993. It was people working for the league.

Go ahead and blame the White Sox for all the evil in the world. Even people in Chicago -- plenty of people in Chicago -- do. But at least have the good sense to know what you are talking about.

DenverSock
08-23-2005, 04:18 PM
Speaking of World Series tickets, maybe if the Red Sox had charged a little more for theirs way back when, then their owner wouldn’t have needed to sell off the greatest player of all time to finance his lil’ lame-ass musical. :gulp:

http://www.baberuth.com/flash/images/gallery/lg/rutb053.jpg

"I never needed the wild card to get to the World Series!"

Actually Frazee didn't need to sell the Babe to support "No No Nanette". BTW it also did not go into production untill 1925. However, the myth lives on. Also, I really do love your signature.

JohnBasedowYoda
08-23-2005, 06:23 PM
i love how fen-troll doesn't respond to any of this

ChiWhiteSox1337
08-23-2005, 06:28 PM
i love how fen-troll doesn't respond to any of this
This (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=56361) probably has something to do with it. I don't think this is "trolling", I actually think it's pretty neat to see what WS tickets went for in 1919.

SluggersAway
08-23-2005, 07:46 PM
It seems like Fenway has little idea about economics or even the difference between lower deck and bleacher seats.

Still, $67.50 or $120, given the gold standard, is still a bargain given it has been a once, twice, three times in a life time event if you are lucky.

I'd say the demand is still higher than the supply even if the tickets were twice or thrice the orginial price.

I really don't see the greed.

SouthSide_HitMen
08-23-2005, 08:07 PM
http://www.blackbetsy.com/imagefarm/1919game6ticketstub.jpg

Tickets were $6 for Box Seats in Cincinnati - $0.50 cheaper than Chicago and the "milked fans" paid in Chicago.

Tickets went for $5.00 in 1915 for the Philadelphia Phillies - In the Upper Grandstand!!!

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.heritagesportscollectibles.com/highlights/images/101804_4.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.heritagesportscollectibles.com/common/newsletter.php%3Fid%3D1032&h=91&w=250&sz=10&tbnid=mBpxJt5EO24J:&tbnh=38&tbnw=106&hl=en&start=16&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dworld%2Bseries%2Bticket%2Bstubs%26svn um%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DG

Seems like the ticket prices for games played at Comiskey Park in the 1919 World Series were par for the course in those times.