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Metrodome outfield “Baggie” fetches $3000 at auction

  • David Whitlock

How much is your garbage baggie worth? Well not as much as the “baggie” that was the right field wall at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.  According to the Associated Press (via, two memorabilia collectors forked over a combined $3K for a couple of swaths from the material that used to fetch home runs in Minnesota.

A pair of 16-feet-high, 190-feet-long sections of the famed fence sold during an online auction that concluded Monday. One went for $2,025 and the other for $1,000. Together, the items drew 190 bids.

Swaths of the RF "Baggie" are in demand! (Credit:

Swaths of the RF “Baggie” are in demand!

190 feet (length) is nothing to sneeze at, 2/3 of a football field, a 3000 square foot, one story home would be about 55 feet by 55 feet.  Only the buyers know what they’re going to do with this!

The HHH Metrodome, much like the Houston Astrodome, has become an inefficient, money sucking relic and will be demolished next year.  A new stadium will stand in its place, but an icon, particularly in the 1987 and 1991 seasons, will be lost. Except for the two bidders who have really big baggies to put somewhere.

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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