Yankee Stadium blueprints up for auction at Steiner Sports Memorabilia
A set of original blueprints from Yankee Stadium is heading for auction, as part of an upcoming auction at Steiner Sports Memorabilia.
The 50-page document used during the construction of the stadium is expected to sell for $30,000 - $50,000.
The current Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, replacing the original stadium which had been home to the New York Yankees baseball team since 1923.
The exterior of the stadium was built to resemble its predecessor, combining a sense of the team's history with 21st century amenities.
The full set of blueprint plans were issued to the electrical contractor during the three year project, which cost $2.1 billion, making it the most expensive sports stadium ever built.
"This incredible find is fresh to the hobby and is sure to be a very profitable investment for the lucky buyer," said the auction house.
"With the entire set being a once in a lifetime collectible, each page in itself offers a very valuable piece of baseball history. Whether the new owner decides to keep the set as a whole or resell each page individually the potential of this investment is tremendous."
Aside from the blueprints, the sale offers a treasure trove of historic items from some of baseball's most iconic figures.
Amongst the highlights is the finest Lou Gehrig signed photograph in existence, graded a perfect 10 Gem Mint by PSA/DNA; a Babe Ruth single signed baseball; a Hank Aaron game-used & cracked Adirondack Professional Model Bat; A Derek Jeter 2014 game-used bat; and a Jason Varitek game-used catcher’s mask from 2004 World Series.
Elsewhere, sports memorabilia collectors will have the chance to bid on a tennis racquet used by 'Pistol' Pete Sampras during the 1990 US Open, the first Grand Slam victory of his career; game-worn basketball sneakers from LeBron James and Kobe Bryant; and a game-used Wayne Gretzky hockey stick from his time with the Los Angeles Kings.
"This is a statement auction for Steiner Sports," said company founder Brandon Steiner. "Past auctions have been led by rare and remarkable memorabilia such as Jackie Robinson’s game-used World Series Glove and Don Larsen’s Perfect Game Uniform, but never before has there been a lineup like this! We expect spirited bidding."
The Steiner Sports Memorabilia Spring Fever Auction runs online until May 6.
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