It's sometimes not how you play the game...but what it costs to show your love for it
The price of owning a piece of history
At what price joy? A lot for one bidder, who has dropped $1.32-million for a Mickey Mantle jersey from the 1964 World Series. What makes it so special? It was the jersey Mantle wore during Games 6 and 7 at St. Louis when he homered – giving him 18 for his career. For those keeping score, it’s a World Series record that still stands.
Now the previous mark for a Mantle jersey? That was when someone snapped up a road jersey from Mantle’s final season in 1968 for $486,000. Still - Babe Ruth is the king in the jersey game. One of his shirts from 1920 has the overall record – it sold in 2012 for $4.415-million.
Source: New York Post
Bigfoot named official town animal!
We previously reported that a small town in New York named Bigfoot their official animal. Almost a month later, yet another town has done the same thing, this time in North Carolina.
The tiny town of Marion, with a population just inching over 7,800, has taken in Sasquatch as their official mascot… because they are really into Bigfoot. Not only is Marion the home of the Facebook research group “BIGFOOT 911,” but they’ll be honoring their new official animal during their upcoming Bigfoot festival, which apparently aims to “prove” his existence, on September 8th.
The town’s Mayor Stephen Little has admittedly never seen the creature, like most people. But that doesn’t stop him or Town Manager Bob Boyette from supporting the town’s choice of mascot. “Well, we thought the idea was different,” Boyette says. “Who is to say what’s out there? Nobody knows for sure and there are some people who are convinced it’s real.”
Source: NY Post