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Fenway
11-26-2006, 12:48 PM
Sports memorabilia is getting way out of hand :o:



Then there's the bucket on the floor with the Major League Baseball Authentication Program hologram and the label that says "Home Game #01, 4/3/2005, Red Sox @ New York Yankees." The bucket is three-quarters full of tan dirt, but for Steiner Sports and the Yankees, it is pure gold. For $99, Steiner will sell fans a framed collectible featuring their ticket stub, a replica lineup card from that game and a thin Lucite rectangle full of dirt from the Yankee Stadium pitcher's mound.
"It's personalized, it's unique, it's something nobody else will have. It's a great way to commemorate your kid's first game," says Steiner Sports president Jared Weiss. "We've been maligned for selling dirt. But our dirt has been authenticated by MLB."

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/474734p-399336c.html

sox647
11-26-2006, 06:09 PM
i'll take some sox dirt, if they have it...

voodoochile
11-26-2006, 06:33 PM
I love it...

WAY better than the Pet Rock idea and look how much money that made...

ewokpelts
11-26-2006, 08:15 PM
Sports memorabilia is getting way out of hand :o:



http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/474734p-399336c.html

they've been selling coins with dirt for years....i see no problem with this....if some blow sawks or yankmees fans wants to buy this, so be it.....
and for the record it's steiner sports' idea, not mlb...steiner has HUGE contracts with the yanks and mets for memorabilia

StillMissOzzie
11-27-2006, 12:20 AM
As much as I'd like to laugh and guffaw, I have a 35mm film canister filled with warning track dirt/gravel from Comiskey Park, scooped up myself at the last game ever, so this time I'll just ****. And no, it's NOT for sale!

SMO
:gulp:

Iwritecode
11-27-2006, 09:24 PM
I love it...

WAY better than the Pet Rock idea and look how much money that made...

"The guy made a million dollars."

:)

INSox56
11-28-2006, 10:08 AM
i'll take some sox dirt, if they have it...

Not gonna lie...I grabbed two handfuls of infield dirt when I was at the Grinder Bash. One had part of a sunflower seed in it...not sure if that's disgusting or cool. :wink: haha

voodoochile
11-28-2006, 11:03 AM
Not gonna lie...I grabbed two handfuls of infield dirt when I was at the Grinder Bash. One had part of a sunflower seed in it...not sure if that's disgusting or cool. :wink: haha

I'll answer your question with a question...

Would you think it was cool if it was a wad of chewed bubble gum or a lump of used dip?:wink:

spiffie
11-28-2006, 12:41 PM
I'll answer your question with a question...

Would you think it was cool if it was a wad of chewed bubble gum or a lump of used dip?:wink:
Depends. If it was gum chewed by Luis Gonzalez, and I could get a couple grand on EBay for it (http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/0408/1364988.html) that would be awesome!

Steelrod
11-28-2006, 12:54 PM
Can it be tested for steroids or hgh?

Oblong
11-28-2006, 01:48 PM
I found a batting practice schedule for the Mariners from 1998. It was taped to the batting cage at Tiger Stadium. They used to store it in the concourse in the CF bleachers. I kept it with the hope that it's Piniella's handwriting.

ChiSoxFann
11-28-2006, 02:52 PM
Meh, KISS has and will sell more ridiculous things. KISS Casket, KISS monoploly, KISS Dynasty album, KISS ice cream treats,KISS ACTION FIGURES...

soxinem1
11-28-2006, 06:09 PM
This cannot be as stupid as that 'Cub Fan Jar of Hope' that someone sold on eBay last year that was supposed to . Someone actually bid on it!

PT Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every minute!!

INSox56
11-29-2006, 09:17 AM
I'll answer your question with a question...

Would you think it was cool if it was a wad of chewed bubble gum or a lump of used dip?:wink:

OF COURSE!!

I didn't keep the seed in the bag o' dirt, sadly to say. hah

Vernam
11-29-2006, 12:57 PM
This cannot be as stupid as that 'Cub Fan Jar of Hope' that someone sold on eBay last year that was supposed to . Someone actually bid on it!If the buyer used PayPal, there's insurance against being defrauded by the seller. Only up to $1,000, though. Seems like a pretty clear-cut case! :redneck

Vernam

Chisox353014
11-29-2006, 02:06 PM
"The guy made a million dollars."

:)

I want my own White Sox Jump to Conclusions mat.