Jun 1, 2013

I Cleaned Out My Sock Drawer Today and Did This

I was in the middle of writing a post about the plight of the Phillies at the third way mark of the season, and it was completely deflating.   I had only one positive thing to say for every three negative things.  And then the way they lost today.....with that call at 2nd base followed by a double that would have tied it.....color me blue.

Instead, I've been slowly cleaning out my apartment of things....my cards are now 98% perfectly organized; there are no piles everywhere; I'm caught up on scans.....and now I feel like I can find things to start trading again.

So I was cleaning out my sock drawer (true story) and found all these old ticket stubs from games and concerts and other events I've been to dating back to 1990 or 1991 or so.  I decided to do the only logical thing; frame them.  It's amazing how little games used to cost to go to in the '90s....has inflation been that high?  I don't think so....

There's tickets here from all 4 major sports: 5 baseball stadiums, 2 football stadiums, 3 hockey venues, and a     basketball arena.

My favorite is at the center top; the junior ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame cost $2.50 for 24 hour admission.

There's a lot of memories here, and it was a good way to forget about the horrors of 2013 Phillies baseball at the moment.  Why did they rip the tickets so strangely at the Vet (the corner)?  The world may never know.

I would have more ticket stubs, except I buy tickets online, and it just doesn't look the same.

Anyone else keep ticket stubs obsessively?

Happy weekend, everyone!

6 comments:

Nick said...

I keep all my ticket stubs. As you mentioned, though, the online ones (mainly from Stubhub) don't have the same feel to them.

Hackenbush said...

I still have some from Wrigley Field in the early 1970's. Not much to look at but still...

Jim from Downingtown said...

Yes, I have saved some of my tickets.

I just added another Phillies ticket to my collection today, but I doubt I'll be spending any more money on that mess this season!

The Lost Collector said...

I did something very similar with a few of my stubs. I still have a bunch sitting in an envelope though.

Fuji said...

Love the display. I have a stack of tickets... mostly from the 90's and 2000's. Unfortunately, I never thought about keeping them when I was growing up... which is a shame, because they're the most important ones. And these days, I rarely get the actual ticket, since I buy most of them on Stubhub (where they use a printout service).

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