Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Roy Halladay Perfect Game Ticket Gimmick

Is this a collectible or a gimmick? The Florida Marlins are selling unsold tickets to Roy Halladay's perfect game on 5/29. The tickets are being sold at face value.

I think this is a gimmick. How can the Marlins sell game tickets to a game that happened in the past? They are trying to make a dollar on the backs of ticket stub collectors.

I'm not a fan of this. I think it brings the price down on a collectible. If only 5,000 people paid to see the game, there should only be 5,000 ticket stubs available to collectors.

Where does this stop? If a player hits for the cycle and the game wasn't a sell-out, will the team sell the remaining tickets to collectors then too? How many "standing room only" tickets could a team sell after a Game 7 of the World Series?

4 comments:

Steve said...

They tried to do the same thing for Griffey's 600th HR game.

yankeesjetsfan said...

I'm in agreement. Bad enough a million and a half people will say they were at that game. Now they will have a ticket to add to the lie.

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

It would have been very interesting to see if the Tigers followed suit after last night's game. In my opinion we have not seen the last of this. I personally am still on the fence about it...

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