World Series Lineup is Not in the Cards for Sox Fans

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World Series Lineup Is Not
in the Cards for Sox Fans

Red Sox lineup card

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Sox Cash In On World Series Game 4 Lineup Card,
'Not Interested' in Having Historical Document on Display
for Fans at Fenway

'A Sox Suit: For Love or Money?'

"The winning bid for the lineup card was $165,010, the most ever paid in an MLB auction. The winning bidder was Sky Lucas, a lifelong Sox fan who grew up in New Hampshire. A partner in New York hedge fund firm Vicis Capital, Lucas says he was surprised the lineup card was put up for sale: 'For a Red Sox fan, it's a definitive historical document.' He says he bought it not so much as an investment--though he would like to sell licensed replicas--but rather to keep it in New England. 'I'd like to share it with the rest of Red Sox Nation,' he says.

"To that end Lucas and his lawyer, David Campbell, approached Sox limited partner Sam Tamposi Jr. and later team management about putting the lineup card on display at Fenway Park. All they asked is that the team insure it while on exhibit. The Red Sox were not interested. (Tamposi and Treat did not respond to repeated requests for comment.) Says Campbell: 'I found it odd they would make such a play for the ball yet let this fall through their hands.' Mark it down as an error." -- 1.11.06, Fortune Magazine


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