How much would you pay for a piece of history? As Kauffman Stadium played host to game two of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals authentics store was ready for another night of business.
Used champagne bottles from a month of celebrations? $100.
How about corks from those same bottles? $25.
And what about some sweaty, champagne-stained ski goggles, perhaps worn by your favorite Royals player? $500.
You can buy old lineup cards. You can buy old bats. You can even buy dirt.
“Dirt sells like crazy,” Justin Villarreal, the Royals director of authentic merchandise sales, said earlier this month.
The Royals’ long postseason run has given the franchise a sizeable window to sell the items in public. And the club, of course, would love to sell some $25 corks from one more champagne celebration.