Wanna Buy The First Base From The Cubs' Game 7 Win? It'll Cost Ya
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 12, 2017 5:43PM
The Cubs' heart-clenching, anxiety-ratcheting rollercoaster Game 7 win of the World Series last year probably cost us a few years of life. If you're looking for the perfect relic from that ultra-historic Cubbie-blue victory, it'll cost you quite a bit of green. The first base used in the later innings of the decisive final game—the one Anthony Rizzo stomped to end 108 years of misery—is currently up for sale at MLB Auctions.
As of early Wednesday afternoon, the momentous bag has a bid of over $16,000, with over 50 bids made, and still more than five days left to make an offer. Unlike the World Series tickets themselves, don't expect that shot-up price to drop as the deadline approaches. There are actually a couple of dozen World Series artifacts up for grabs in the auction, including a whole mess of Indians gear. (Perhaps Cleveland fans aren't as eager to memorialize the contest.) Other notables include the Cubs' on-deck circle for Games 1, 2, 6 and 7; but the Game Seven first base is definitely the most noteworthy.
As for us, we'll save our shekels and relive the moment through the magic of another online platform, YouTube. "It's over, and the Cubs have finally won it all!" as the feller says.