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 Post subject: Help Identifying a Cubs Ticket of Some Sort?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Hello all,

I know I rarely (if ever) post here, I'm more of a lurker, but I came across something Cubs related that I was hoping I might get some help identifying. While in a used bookstore a couple months ago, I came across a copy of Wait Till Next Year, and having never read it, I figured I'd buy it. Inside the book was a ticket stub of some sort from the Cubs that looks somewhat old, and having no idea what exactly this was, I figured I'd come on here to ask the best Cub experts I know. Below are two images (one the front, one the back) of the stub.

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If anyone could tell me what the heck this thing is to satisfy my personal curiosity, I'd appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying a Cubs Ticket of Some Sort?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:39 pm 
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When I was a kid(mid 70's) I seem to remember that general admission for what was then called the Grandstand was $3. I'm guessing this ticket was from before then, maybe late 50's, early 60s.

According to this, Cubs tickets in 1950 were $1.60

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_did_ ... st_in_1950

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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying a Cubs Ticket of Some Sort?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Do a search of ebay, because people always post pictures with their listing.

A brief search tells me this one is pretty old, but it's ripped so I doubt it is going to be worth anything. It looks kind of like one listing I saw from the 1940's.

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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying a Cubs Ticket of Some Sort?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:13 am 
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As near as I recall, box seats rose from $3 to $3.25 in 1973; general admission grandstand and bleachers were less, of course. That ticket is a child's general admission grandstand ticket. I would guess it dates back to the late 60's or early 70's. If it were any earlier, it wouldn't have cost a dollar.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifying a Cubs Ticket of Some Sort?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Thanks for the help guys! I was curious as to what this little memento is, and at least now I know it's likely exactly what I thought it was - a child's ticket - even if I'm not entirely sure how old it is.


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