Are ticket stubs really worth this much????

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  1. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep Thread Starter

    New Jersey, USA
    Look at this:

    Man, I could make a mint selling my ticket stubs. I have tons of ticket stubs (Dead included) - and even some tickets that were never used for shows as far back as 1977. (I have two unused tickets for the Dead at Englishtown Raceway - I wonder how much they would get!!!)

    I should sell them!
  2. mcow1

    mcow1 Sommelier Gort

    Orange County, CA
    Jeez, I have tons of Dead and JGB stubs. Some of the really great looking New Year's ones too. I didn't know they would be worth anything. I wonder if my Cream or Hendrix stubs would sell. LOL.
  3. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Hmmm, I'm kind of curious as to how much my actual Pink Floyd: The Delicate Sound Of Thunder tickets would fetch. I got ill the day of the show and had 2 tickets. I just have to remeber where I stashed them.
  4. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    My God, I have every single ticket stub for every concert I've been to since about 1974. But, I'd never give 'em up. See the old thread on the "obsessiveness" of collecting.....
  5. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    I've never kept anything like that, so tell me how this happened. You went to your first concert and when you came home you pulled the ticket stubs out of your pocket and said to yourself: "Mmm. I'm going to keep these"?

    We are all different, and viva la difference ... but I'm surprised at what some folks here collect. I do think how you lived as a young adult makes a difference - I moved around a lot and travelled light.
  6. mudbone

    mudbone Gort Annaologist

    Canada, O!
    With me I never planned to save them or I would have them all the way back to 1964. Sometime in the 70s I came home and dumped one in a box, It wasn't planned. It just happened. So I saved them from that point. I've moved many times. They don't take up that much room.

  7. teaser5

    teaser5 Cool Rockin' Daddy

    The DMV
    I have all of my stubs man. They go back to like '71. I have two from Floyds DSOTM tour and two from Eagles "Hotel Cali." tour. Stub from my first Springsteen show says it set me back $6.50 to sit in the second row.
    A damn beer cost me more than that on the most recent tour. Whenever I bust my stubs out to show someone the rubber band breaks cause it's dry-rotted. Crazy...

  8. Clay

    Clay New Member

    Saratoga, CA
    I wish I had all my ticket stubs, I do still have all the posters I bought.
    I sold a 1947 Rosebowl ticket stub for $14.50. I was amazed.
  9. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep Thread Starter

    New Jersey, USA
    I would have had ALL my ticket stubs for every concert I have ever been too - starting with my first back in 1973, but after I got married and my wife and I were moving out of our first apt., she wanted to know why I kept all my stubs. She urged me to throw them out - still don't know why I did? :shake: :sigh: I guess it was love that made me do such a "stupid" thing. :love:

    I had ticket stubs to a lottery only WHO show at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, their first shows in the US ever after Keith Moon died. I had ticket stubs to a DeadHead only show at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ for the Dead on 11/24/78 (a show which was a national radio broadcast - and the Dead's only East coast Egypt commemorative show where they showed slides of their trip during the entire show). These stubs were large gold heavy paper stock (and not your normal ticket stubs by any means) - and now they are fodder in some land fill some where in the "swamps of Jersey".

    I probably threw out a few hundred ticket stubs (as we used to go to almost every show at the Capitol Theater in Passaic that interested me, once I was able to drive). Tickets were like $7.50 - $10.00 for great seats and usually you got 2 or 3 bands. Shows would usually go to like 2am or longer many times (at least before Passaic, NJ placed a curfew on the theater because of the behaviour of concertgoers after long shows - which disturbed people living in and around the area (even if the area around the Capitol theater was littered with X-rated theaters and strip clubs)).
  10. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep Thread Starter

    New Jersey, USA
    Just a weird note on the ebay auction I originally posted the link to. At the time I posted the link the highest bid was $61.00, yet the auction ended with a $47.00 winning bid? How did that happen? Did the highest bidder realize that he/she would have been paying for $61.00 of somebody else's memories and decided "what am I doing" - so he was able to retract his bid? :p
  11. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    That's basically exactly what happened. One became two, etc. I made a collage with several of them back in the late 70s-early 80s, and have kept them in various shoe boxes since then.
  12. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

    Yeah, something like that :D

    I probably have 98% of the stubs to every show I've been to.

    I keep 'em behind the back insert in the CD tray of the corresponding band, trying to keep it close to the album they toured behind.

    It's not one of those obsessive-compulsive types of things. I just like to remember when I went and what it was like. Besides, after all those dozens of concerts, one can start to forget even what year it was you saw certain bands ;)
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