NEW YORK -- They sold the seats, and now they're selling nearly everything else. The Mets on Thursday announced plans to sell more than 2,000 pieces of Shea Stadium memorabilia, ranging from player lockers to outfield wall panels to both foul poles.
Items, sold in partnership with the MeiGray Group, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
"There clearly is an interest among our fans and other New Yorkers to own a piece of Shea history," Mets executive vice president of business operations Dave Howard said in a statement. "Our new partnership with MeiGray Group provides fans an easy way to get authentic Shea Stadium memorabilia, and through the support of Major League Baseball's Authentication Program, we are able to ensure peace-of-mind for fans and maximum value for collectors by guaranteeing the authenticity of these historic items."
Fans can only buy the memorabilia by calling (888) 463-4472 after 10 a.m. Friday, though items will be available to view throughout this weekend's series against the Braves -- on the Field Level concourse for Friday and Saturday's games, and on the Loge Level concourse for Sunday's matinee.
"Whether it's a turnstile from Gate B, an original brick from the old right-field wall, or one of the colorful photos or banners that have hung proudly for so many years, we have something for everyone," Barry Meisel, president and CEO of the MeiGray Group, said in the statement. "We are proud to partner with the Mets to honor this great New York landmark."
This is the final baseball season at Shea Stadium, before the Mets move into their new state-of-the-art Citi Field home in April. Shea has been home for the Mets since 1964, playing host to two World Series winners and many other notable concerts and events.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.