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Old 12-07-2017, 07:51 PM
BainesHOF BainesHOF is offline
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Yeah, I went as usual. The December Garage Sale tends to be the worst of the three annual ones as it features mostly promo items, but this one was pretty good.

Some good game-used items were available of the players who were traded. I picked up Melky's helmet and home jersey, as well as a game-used lineup card from a game where Abreu and Trout homered. A friend picked up a Frazier home jersey. There were a ton of various bobbleheads available. You could pretty much fill in your collection and it looked like many fans did. I was in early so I was able to get a handful of the gold Sale bobbleheads. Those disappeared in about two minutes. (I'd trade one for of the fantasy camp bobbleheads of Bill Melton, Art Kusnyer, Greg Walker or Bobby Thigpen.) The gold Sale bobbles were initially available only to those who checked in to 50 games on the Ballpark app. A few were given away through the Twitter vending machine and the rest were sold at this Garage Sale. Collectors estimate only about 200 were produced.

Lots of game-used balls were available. A few autograph photos. T-shirts. Hats. Programs. A few turnstiles (but no seats).

I was surprised by the big turnout. A few hundred people were in line when it opened. Even though the line to get in was long, it didn't take that long to get into the sale once the initial group of people allowed started leaving. The Sox do a great job with this event, especially when you consider the proceeds go to charity.
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