Thursday, May 26, 2011
I miss you, ticket stubs
I miss ticket stubs. Nowadays, most tickets are emailed and you print them off, or you scan a bar code on your smart phone and never actually have a ticket in hand. In the last few years, my ticket stub collection had slowed down immensely. Well, I wouldn’t call it a collection and I don’t actively collect them, but if I go to a game and have a ticket, I keep the stub.
A friend of mine actually has a ticket scrapbook and he mounts the ticket and does a short write-up on each game. I guess I could check baseball-reference, but unfortunately I can’t look at a single ticket and recalled what happened unless it’s really of note…like I was at ARod’s 500th homer, so that’s easy…same with Damon’s 6 for 6 game and the 2009 ALCS and World Series Game 6 – both series clinchers. Plus, there are all the side moments of the game to account for…funny quotes, annoying fans, etc that would be fun to document.
Anyways, a while back I had an empty frame laying around, so I took a few random Yankee tickets and arranged them as a wall hanging. There is no rhyme or reason to the tickets that I chose. It’s probably about 25% of the Yankee stubs that I have. It looks pretty cool, and when my friends are over they always look at it, so I know it’s a good conversation piece. If one thing is evident, it’s that actual stubs are cooler than paper printouts of tickets. However, sadly stubs are getting rarer and rarer.