Attention all baseball fans: now is your chance to buy all of the professional baseball stadium tchotchkes your heart desires. And when we say "all," we really do mean everything, from a customized team van to batting cages to nacho cheese dispensers.
On Saturday, the recently broke minor league Newark Bears are auctioning off over 300 items from their stadium as the struggling franchise shuts its doors for good, The New York Times details. Poor attendance and a terrible record saw the team bounced from it's league during the offseason, and with nowhere left to play, they're forced into a fire sale.
Hopes were high for the Bears when taxpayers of Essex County bore the $34 million cost of a beautiful new stadium in 1999. But Newark suffered through a series of mediocre owners, none of whom could turn around the team. The team has not been associated with any major league system in years (meaning no up and coming superstars on the roster) and attendance sagged, losses continued, and debt piled up at the waterfront stadium.
Finally, the current owners are selling off anything that isn't bolted down to the stadium itself. What exactly is up for sale on Saturday? Here's a list of some of the most intriguing, unique items for your shrine to the beauty of baseball, all listed on AuctionZip.