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Would You Trade a Classic Car for World Series Tickets?

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On: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:24AM | By: Gary P Garry

Would You Trade a Classic Car for  World Series Tickets?

The World Series is underway, and all baseball fans have an interest in the Fall Classic to one degree or another. For fans of the Royals and the Giants, we are talking about a very big deal.

A World Series appearance is not necessarily a rarity for many teams. The San Francisco Giants would fit into this category. They won the World Series in 2010, and they reappeared to take the title in 2012. Now they are back again, and they certainly know the route to a championship.

On the other hand, we have their opponents, the Kansas City Royals. Royals fans have been deprived for decades. The last time the Royals won the American League pennant was back in 1985. They went on to win the World Series that year, and it was their first and only championship season.

This year is the first year that the Royals have made the postseason since that magical 1985 season. If you're counting, that's 29 years of futility, so you can imagine the suffering that their fans have felt over the years.

Since World Series appearances are so very rare, as you may imagine, hard-core Royals fans would do almost anything for a ticket to a Series game. There is a Royals fan named Jerod Main who is willing to sacrifice his love of an American classic car for a chance to take his family to a World Series contest.

Main, who resides in Blue Springs, Missouri, has a beautiful 1965 Ford Mustang fastback. The car is a subtle color of blue, and it is adorned with white Wimbledon stripes. It has a four-speed transmission and a 289-cubic-inch V8 under the hood.

He says that he can always buy another car at some point in the future, but he may never get the chance to see the Royals in the World Series again.

On the other hand, the World Series is going to take seven games at most. That car has been gracing the roadways for 49 years and counting, so you can see the other side of the argument.

Tickets to the Fall Classic are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. Really good seats are going on Stub Hub for $5000 or more, and you have to pay over $400 for the cheapest of standing room tickets.

The guy is asking for $24,000, and he says the price is firm. If you ask me, he should drive his car to the liquor store, buy some beer, drive back to his house, and watch the game in high definition on television. He'll have the best seat in the house, and brews will cost far less than $10 a pop.

In the end, win or lose, he'll have an American classic in the driveway. I'll take that over a couple of used ticket stubs any day.


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