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Is the Yankees' 1999 World Series championship trophy really up for sale?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by tapintoamerica, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    This suggests that it is.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=lukas/090805

    How and why would the team get rid of it? Yeah, I know they've got 26 of them and all that. It's still a piece of history. Unless, of course, it's a fake.
     
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    I gotta think that, much like Lombardi Trophies, the team gets several for a win. Maybe as much as one per player and ownership.

    rb
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Original is on display in Yankee offices. Players and staff are allowed to buy replicas and every so often you see them for sale.

    Pete Rose financed some of his gambling habit selling championship rings. It's in the Dowd report.
     
  4. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    OK. Didn't know that about multiple/replica trophies. That explains it.
     
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You could not have seriously thought that the Yankees were selling their trophy at a card show.
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I heard some insane employee dinged one up by dragging it behind his car. Is that the one for sale?
     
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Where the hell did he say that?
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hey Welcome back KY. I think he makes it clear in thread title and first post
     
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    "For sell" and "at a card show" are the same thing?
     
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Read the article - the guy is talking about what dealers are selling at the national collectors convention.

    ok ya got me - its a convention and not a card show.
     
  11. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I skimmed through it. Is the trophy on sell at the convention?
     
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Yes - it sounds like in conjunction with convention there is a trade show where collectors are selling their goods.
     
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