Last Friday night, Johan Santana threw the first no hitter in the 50 year history of the New York Mets. While fans in attendance will never forget the history they witnessed, fans who didn't make it to Citi are now paying up for piece of history, even if it comes second-hand.With any historic sporting event, used (or unused) ticket stubs are always a popular piece of memorabilia. The ticket after-after market begins trading within moments of the final out, buzzer, or whistle. As far as actively traded ticket stubs, we believe Santana's no hitter is proving to be the most expensive after-after market in history. This obviously excludes one-off gems like the first ever baseball ticket from 1869, which you can have own for a cool $25,000 or a stub to Hank Aaron's 715th homerun, which lists for $5,000.
If you'd like to own your own piece of Mets history, check out all the remaining eBay auctions here, however, keep in mind that the Mets are still sitting on a stack of 10,000 tickets that didn't sell. If they decide to release their supply as the Marlins did after a Halladay no-no in 2010, the after-after market will crater. For proud Mets fans who now own an unprecedented piece of their teams history, though, we expect they'd hardly notice.
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