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Robin Yount First Game Ticket Stub Value?

BruceKBruceK Posts: 6

I have a ticket stub from Robin Yount's first game, April 5th, 1974. I am wondering what the value is? It's not graded or anything, it basically in same shape as I got it at County Stadium, I just tossed it in cigar box with many other stubs over the years.
I ask, because a local buyer wants it and I don't want to get ripped off. I am only able to sell local, don't do electronic transactions etc.
Any help would be appreciated.
Bruce

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  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 26, 2023 1:34PM

    How much does your local buyer want to pay? So does it look like this.....

    Not much out there in terms of history, but there is this one if someone has a worthpoint login.....

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/brewers-hall-famer-robin-yount-debut-151809931

    Here's a George Brett debut ticket auction (since they are the same rookie card year, though I would say Brett is at least half more popular)

    https://www.crownsportsauction.com/george-brett-mlb-debut-ticket-stub-lot1559.aspx

  • Thanks! I found the worthpoint site, but am not a member. WOW, the Brett ticket is way more that I thought. The guy hasn't mentioned a price, but given the Brett price, it's way more than the $10 or $20 I was thinking. My stub is the other half, same color but just lists date, seat section number but not the opposing team.

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭

    Can you post a pic? Not sure what you mean other half, might be the wrong half in terms of value...

  • BruceKBruceK Posts: 6
    edited October 26, 2023 3:53PM

    It's the left half of the stub.

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 26, 2023 8:13PM

    Oof.... thats looks like $5 to me..... Very little eye-appeal since for the most part, all the identifying info that says what it is from has been ripped off. It would grade a PSA 1 with all the wear/damage (if they'd grade it, they might say it's too little of the actual ticket to grade).

    Basically looks like you got half of half the ticket... What other stubs you got in that cigar box?

  • The only unique (maybe) is a May 6,1974 Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves stub. The Brewers were in the AL then, so you may ask how did the play each other in May? The Braves were scheduled for a series vs Cubs just before and they set up an exhibition game for the Braves to come up to Milwaukee and celebrate Hank Aaron coming to back Milwaukee.

  • There are a few stubs that I wish I saved that might impress, maybe not worth alot, but...
    Did you know the Chicago White Sox played 9 regular season games (one from each AL team) in Milwaukee during the 1968 season? I went to a few of those (suffering from Milwaukee Brave withdrawal). Sox attendance was so bad, so Bud Selig convinced them to come up. The team drew 265,552 fans in their nine games at County Stadium, vs. 538,323 for 59 dates at Comiskey.
    Wish I saved those.

  • coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BruceK said:
    I have a ticket stub from Robin Yount's first game, April 5th, 1974. I am wondering what the value is? It's not graded or anything, it basically in same shape as I got it at County Stadium, I just tossed it in cigar box with many other stubs over the years.
    I ask, because a local buyer wants it and I don't want to get ripped off. I am only able to sell local, don't do electronic transactions etc.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Bruce

    You should send this ticket to Beckett to get graded.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

    Ignore list -Basebal21

  • There is value here. Yes, it’s not the greatest stub out there, but there aren’t a ton of Yount debut stubs still in existence, and the popularity of debut stubs is high, and has a passionate collector base.

    I’d guess the value of your stub to be in the $300 range. The PSA pop report isn’t all encompassing, but it’s a good indicator of overall rarity, and PSA has only slabbed 4 Yount debut tickets, which is a much lower amount than other HOFer debuts. I think you’d have a solid niche market that would want your stub.

    FYI, the pop report is about to expand to 5, as I have my own Yount debut ticket in for slabbing at the moment.

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 31, 2023 8:40PM

    Just curious, but If half a half (and the wrong half at that) is worth $300, what are you expecting a crumpled full Half (correct, collectable half) PSA 1 to be worth?

  • IronmanfanIronmanfan Posts: 5,415 ✭✭✭✭

    debut tickets are hot right now...Guys who made their debut on Opening Day (i.e. Yount, Jeter, Eddie Murray, etc.) are a little easier to find b/c people tended to save their Opening Day tickets.

    Good Luck

    IMF

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  • @RufussCkingston said:
    Just curious, but If half a half (and the wrong half at that) is worth $300, what are you expecting a crumpled full Half (correct, collectable half) PSA 1 to be worth?

    Like the one I have? Anywhere in the range of $700-$1000 seems like a safe number. But who knows. Yount debuts are pretty rare to find, and you are dealing with a somewhat niche market. Could be higher, and if I was selling (I'm not) and made poor decisions on how/where I put it up for sale, it could also go for less.

    Here are some references from semi-similar players (they both have a PSA pop count of 4, which tells me they exist at a similar rarity level as Yount debut tickets)

    Jack Morris Debut stub that matches the quality of OP's stub sold for $900 on ebay on 8/19/2022 (this is nearly identical to OP's stub that you claim is almost worthless)

    Paul Molitor Debut stubs that are a little bit better quality than mine sold on ebay for between $820 and $2550 since June 2022

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭

    That jack morris is a little bit bigger with more info visible, so better on the eye appeal test, though I hate fixed price being a comp. Jack probably bought it! But yeah a little bit low on my $5 call! I guess I was thinking that you'd have to pay $50+ for it to be graded (with shipping).

  • coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck finding debut tickets of the all-time greats.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

    Ignore list -Basebal21

  • @coolstanley said:
    Good luck finding debut tickets of the all-time greats.

    Yeah, this argument about "eye appeal" is ignorant in my opinion. "Eye appeal" is only a significant factor when the market is offering you many options to choose from. In the case of debut tickets, especially pre-1980's HOF debut tickets, you are lucky if the market has 1 available at any given time, much less a bunch available where you can start getting picky about "eye appeal".

  • coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @teamsignedbaseballs said:

    @coolstanley said:
    Good luck finding debut tickets of the all-time greats.

    Yeah, this argument about "eye appeal" is ignorant in my opinion. "Eye appeal" is only a significant factor when the market is offering you many options to choose from. In the case of debut tickets, especially pre-1980's HOF debut tickets, you are lucky if the market has 1 available at any given time, much less a bunch available where you can start getting picky about "eye appeal".

    Agreed. 1980's tickets can also be nearly impossible to find. There are zero Barry Bonds debut tickets in the PSA pop report. Last game tickets can be nearly impossible to attain as well.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

    Ignore list -Basebal21

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