Metrodome outfield “Baggie” fetches $3000 at auction
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 ESPN.com), 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.
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.