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Credit: MLB Raise your hand if you were at the game the last time the Boston Red Sox won the clinching game of the World Series at Fenway Park.  Unless you are older than 95 and probably an infant, you’re lying.  The opportunity of a century to see such a thing has driven up ticket prices for World Series Game 6 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night to never-before-seen prices.  At the time of this post, the lowest price on Stub Hub, one of the leading secondary market ticket sites, is $813 and that doesn’t get you a seat, just a place to stand (and probably see the back of people’s heads).  Prices for an actual seat start near $1000 and I can guarantee you, there will be an obstructed view. According to Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell of (@darrenrovell), the price has tripled since David Ortiz and the Red Sox gang busted their way to Game 4 and 5 victories to put the Sox one win away from their third title in 10 years. Bleacher seats to the game, which could have been had for $300 last week, were selling for $1,100 on Tuesday morning.  On Monday night, someone who wanted two of the best seats in the house paid $24,000 on StubHub for a pair of tickets in the first row in a dugout box between home plate and one of the on-deck circles. The Red Sox last two World Series titles, in 2004 and 2007, were 4-game sweeps that concluded in the middle game of the National League ballpark (these same Cardinals’ Busch Stadium and the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field respectively). As with any secondary market, speculators jumped on the the tickets even before the Red Sox won Game 5 (according to Rovell): Jim Holzman of Ace Ticket, a Boston-based brokerage, said fans began buying tickets in earnest Monday night after the Red Sox scored in the top of the first inning during their 3-1 Game 5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.  “Prices were going up $50 an inning, bleacher seats that were $625 when the game started were at $900 by game’s end. Field boxes to Game 6 that were selling for $1,400 were $1,900 by the time Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester walked off the mound in the eighth inning. All the power is with the ticket holders, here’s an EBay auction with tickets over $2000 each (reserve not met): Via Ebay Buyers who go to third parties who aren’t certified might very well even buy fake tickets, with little or no recourse to recover their money.If this thing goes to seven games, does the price double? - David Whitlock Related Stories: WATCH: David Ortiz reaches base in nine straight plate appearances, ties record World Series Preview: Position by position analysis Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post Ridiculous ticket prices emerge for 2013 World Series Game 6 appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.


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