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Old 10-03-2014, 11:14 AM
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Default A Short History of Game-Used Dirt

From the Brooklyn Dodgers to the New York Yankees,
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:58 PM
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I guess game-used dirt is popular with many, but personally, I think it's weird and kind of lame. Ew...there's probably a bunch of players' spit on there too.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:41 PM
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I actually have some small jars of dirt from various stadiums I've been too. To date I have dirt from the infields of Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, DBacks, Nationals, and Orioles. They are good conversation pieces and the stories of how I got them are fun but I haven't actually paid for any of them.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:22 AM
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Default Stadium dirt confession

Although it is definitely a fringe collectible, I own three different vials of mound dirt in my personal collection. Two of the three I scooped off the mound IP, the third I traded with a close friend and we have joked about it for years. Cost = ZERO $$ Memories and story swapping = priceless

October 1, 1993- Nolan Ryan and George Brett's last game in uniform, last game at the Texas Ranger's Arlington Stadium. I had seats directly behind home plate for this game, and on a whim, asked an usher for permission to scoop some mound dirt for my Ryan collection. He surprisingly obliged. Remember, this was 1993, not 2014.

September 27, 1999- Last game ever at historic Tigers Stadium. Great game, great memories at "The Corner". I took my wife there on our first date together in August, 1989.

2002 World Series Game 7- The Angels finally win the big one after over 40 years as a franchise. I did not get to attend this terrific WS because of the impending birth of my second child, but a close friend secured the dirt and swapped for some of the 1993 Ryan mound dirt.

Although these are not essential to my collection, I have had a lot of fun through the years laughing about all three with other collector friends.

Here are photos of the Oct. 1, 1993 Ryan- Brett game, my Ryan "mound dirt" and my "Last game at Tigers Stadium" and Game 7 2002 World Series dirt.

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Old 10-04-2014, 08:57 PM
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I have the Ripken Dugout Dirt card shown in the article, but that is all the dirt in my collection.

I did grab some grass that Dan Meyer sat on when a few of the Mariners did a baseball clinic in my area in 1979 or 1980. For whatever reason, I thought Meyer was the best and decided to pick some grass from where he sat. Not sure what ever happened to it. I don't even know if it made it home with me that day, but I still have the crappy plastic ball and paper scrap that he and a few others signed for me that day.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:52 PM
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I took some dirt from Babe Ruth's grave on the 50th anniversary of his death. And a corn leaf from Field of dreams. Yes its weird but I don't care.
My life didn't turn out the way I expected...Roy Hobbs

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