Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PIAZZA WEIGHS IN ON 9/11 JERSEY SALE




From the NY POST

Mike Piazza says-



“I’m very disappointed with the situation regarding my game jersey from September 21st, 2001,’’ Piazza told The Post on Tuesday, his first comments regarding the iconic jersey.



“I’ve expressed my feelings to Jeff (Wilpon) and the Mets. And while it never should have left Citi Field, they have assured me that contact with the seller has been made and they are making a concerted effort to get the jersey back. I’m hopeful that an agreement can be reached and we can give back to the fans and all New Yorkers a piece of that evening that was more than just a game.’’




The Mets response-



“We made a mistake in selling the jersey and Jeff called Mike to express our regret in so doing,’’ the spokesperson said. “We have dedicated a section in the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum to celebrate Mike’s achievements and his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and are exploring memorabilia to display in that area.

“We can’t verify the item being auctioned, but can confirm that our memorabilia group sold a jersey that meets this description, which was not authenticated with respect to game use.’’


Wow-

The bidding right now for it is at $42,000 and the live auction hasn't happened yet.

Read the whole article here-

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